Yorkshire Regiment

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The Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th Foot) (abbreviated YORKS ) is an infantry regiment of the British Army, created by the amalgamation of three historic regiments in 2006.wikipedia
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Yorkshire

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It is currently the only line infantry or rifles unit to represent a single geographical county in the new infantry structure, serving as the county regiment of Yorkshire.
The name is familiar and well understood across the United Kingdom and is in common use in the media and the military, and also features in the titles of current areas of civil administration such as North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire.

Green Howards

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Raised in 1688, it served under various titles until it was amalgamated with the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire and the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding), all Yorkshire-based regiments in the King's Division, to form the Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th Foot) on 6 June 2006.

Duke of Wellington's Regiment

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On 6 June 2006 the 'Dukes' were amalgamated with the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire and the Green Howards to form the Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th Foot).

Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire

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The York Army Museum (for the Royal Dragoon Guards, Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Regiment) is based at the Tower Street drill hall in York.
It became the 1st Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th, 33rd and 76th Foot), with the Green Howards (19th Foot) forming the 2nd Battalion and the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (33rd/76th Foot) forming the 3rd Battalion on 6 June 2006.

Graham Binns

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However, on 25 January 2013 the Colonel of the Regiment, Major General Graham Binns CBE DSO MC, announced instead a change in the order of battle as follows: The 2nd Battalion was merged into the 1st & 3rd Battalions.
He is the Honorary Colonel of The Yorkshire Regiment and Chief Executive of Aegis Defence Services.

Yorkshire Volunteers

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The effect of this in Yorkshire was the amalgamation of the territorial battalions of the Yorkshire infantry regiments into a single regiment, the Yorkshire Volunteers, created in 1967, that was no longer affiliated with any of the regular army regiments.
Following subsequent amalgamations and reorganisations the regiment is represented by the 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment.

Infantry of the British Army

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The regiment's recruitment area today covers almost all the historic county (the three ridings of the county: East Riding of Yorkshire, North Riding of Yorkshire and West Riding of Yorkshire) except for the eastern half of South Yorkshire and the southeast of West Yorkshire, which is a recruitment area for the Rifles, and the part of the West Riding that is now in Greater Manchester.

Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington

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The Duke of York KG was appointed Colonel-in-Chief and the 8th Duke of Wellington KG LVO OBE MC DL the Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, by the Queen.
After its absorption into the Yorkshire Regiment, he was appointed Deputy Colonel-in-Chief of the new regiment.

Battlesbury Barracks

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The 1st Battalion is based at Battlesbury Barracks in Warminster.
It is the permanent base of The 1st Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, serving as armoured infantry.

Middlesbrough

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The battalion operates from Army Reserve Centres across the regimental footprint with companies dispersed in Barnsley, Beverley, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Sheffield and York.
On 6 June 2006, this famous regiment was merged into the new Yorkshire Regiment and are now known as 2 Yorks – The 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards).

Future of the British Army (Army 2020 Refine)

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It lost one battalion as part of the Army 2020 defence review.

Operation Herrick order of battle

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The 2nd Battalion (Green Howards), plus 60 members of the 4th Battalion, deployed with 11th Light Brigade in September 2009 for a seven-month posting in Op Herrick XI as the OMLT Battle Group.

Imphal Barracks

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That same afternoon representatives of the affiliated Army Cadet Forces and Combined Cadet Forces detachments (approx 50) rebadged in Imphal Barracks, York.
In June 2006 a ceremony celebrating the formation of the Yorkshire Regiment was held at Imphal Barracks.

Battle of Musa Qala

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Whilst there they took part in the Battle of Musa Qala during which Sgt Lee Johnson was killed shortly after 10am on 8 December 2007, in the lead up to the operation to retake the town from the Taliban forces, after his Vector armoured vehicle ran over a landmine.
A British soldier, Sergeant Lee Johnson of the 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards), was killed shortly after 10 am on the eighth, when his vehicle drove over a mine; another soldier was seriously injured in the blast.

Military colours, standards and guidons

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At a ceremony outside the Town Hall the Regiment paraded two Guards of soldiers, who had recently returned from Iraq and the Colours of the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellington's), led by the Kings Division Band, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Vallings, the Battalion Commanding officer.

East and West Riding Regiment

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Too big to be amalgamated into one unit, they were instead split into two units; The East and West Riding Regiment covering those regiments covering the historical geographic areas of York, and the East and West Ridings of Yorkshire,
The regiment became the 4th Battalion [4 YORKS] of the newly created Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th Foot) on 6 June 2006.

Royal Dragoon Guards

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The York Army Museum (for the Royal Dragoon Guards, Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Regiment) is based at the Tower Street drill hall in York.
The York Army Museum (for the Royal Dragoon Guards, Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Regiment) is based at the Tower Street drill hall in York.

52nd Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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The 2nd Battalion (Green Howards) returned to their barracks in Weeton, Lancashire during April, 2008 and were presented with their service medals at a parade there on 30 April 2008 by Major General Andrew Farquhar, Honorary Colonel of the Battalion, along with Brigadier Andrew Mackay, of 52 Infantry Brigade, and Brigadier Mike Griffiths, of 42 (North West) Brigade.

Malgir

On 1 February 2010, 22-year-old Corporal Liam Riley, of Sheffield, and 27-year-old Lance Corporal Graham Shaw, of Golcar in Huddersfield were killed by separate IED's, Malgir, near Gereshk in Helmand Province, whilst on base security foot patrols.
On 1 February 2010, two soldiers, from 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellington's), whom Prince Harry had served with while on training at Suffield in Canada, were killed in separate road side blasts near Malgir, whilst on base security patrols.

12th Armoured Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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The battalion is an armoured infantry battalion deployed as part of 12th Armoured Infantry Brigade.

Halifax Minster

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The 3rd Battalion (Duke of Wellington's) laid up its Regulation Colours on 20 July 2013, at Halifax Minster, following a series of 'Freedom Parades' during the preceding week.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York

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The Duke of York KG was appointed Colonel-in-Chief and the 8th Duke of Wellington KG LVO OBE MC DL the Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, by the Queen.

4th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters North East

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The battalion is a light mechanised infantry battalion deployed as part of 4th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters North East.

11th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters South East

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The 2nd Battalion (Green Howards), plus 60 members of the 4th Battalion, deployed with 11th Light Brigade in September 2009 for a seven-month posting in Op Herrick XI as the OMLT Battle Group.