King's Division

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The King's Division is a British Army command, training and administrative apparatus designated for infantry regiments in the North of England.


The King's Division was formed in 1968 with the union of the Lancastrian Brigade, Yorkshire Brigade and North Irish Brigade. The depot was established at Queen Elizabeth II Barracks in Strensall.[1]

Under the restructuring announced in 2004, the King's Division was reorganized into two large regiments:[2]

The King's Division therefore now comprises the following infantry battalions:[3]

In addition, the King's Division also maintains a single regular army band titled the Band of the King's Division. The Band was formed through the amalgamation of two former divisional bands, the Normandy Band and the Waterloo Band.[4]

Past units[edit]

Past units include:[5]


  1. ^ "Strensall Area Guide". Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Future Structure of the Army". Ministry of Defence. 16 December 2004. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Heyman, p. 89
  4. ^ "The Band of The King's Division". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1969


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