Infantry

The Yorkshire Regiment

Lead in Combat – Lead in Sport

At the forefront of operations across the globe for over 330 years, The Yorkshire Regiment is renowned for its operational excellence and as ‘Champions’ of Sport and Adventurous Training.

FACTS & FIGURES

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ACTIVE FROM

6 June 2006

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ROLE

Infantry

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SPECIALISM

Armoured and Enhanced Light Role Infantry

Our skills

Three battalions; one Armoured Infantry equipped with Warrior, one Enhanced Light Role Infantry and a battalion of Light Infantry Reserve; all proud to be called ‘Yorkshire’s Infantry’.

  • Leading edge of the UK’s armoured capability
  • Highly mobile, ready to operate anytime, anywhere
  • Capable reserve infantry, ready to deploy on Ops or national and regional crisis
  • World class infantry, snipers, mortarmen and anti-tank experts
  • At the forefront of Infantry Capability Development and Trials
  • Champions of Sport and Adventurous Training
  • 38 Victoria Crosses and 8 George Crosses

With over 330 years of history on the front-line, it is no surprise that our Yorkshire Warriors are regularly called upon to operate at the forefront of our nation’s defence.

In 2018, the 1st Battalion deployed to Canada and Estonia, the 2nd Battalion returned from a successful tour in Afghanistan, and an exercise in Morocco.  The 4th Battalion Army Reserve successfully deployed to Lithuania in November.  In Winter 2018, we were in the unique position of all three of our battalions being deployed on operations or major exercise.

In 2019, 1 YORKS returned from an 8-month tour of duty in Estonia as part of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence.  2 YORKS participated in Ex Wessex Storm before returning to Afghanistan in November.  4 YORKS took part in a battalion-level exercise in Denmark and deployed 16 soldiers with the 2 YORKS battlegroup.

In 2020, 4 YORKS deployed into the communities they recruit from to help with flood relief and 150 reserves were mobilised to deliver COVID-19 testing in April.  In November, 1 YORKS moved home from Warminster to Catterick Garrison and also deployed to deliver the Liverpool mass COVID-19 testing.  2 YORKS also took part in COVID-19 testing in the summer and in November move home Catterick to Cyprus.

Our People

Our soldiers and officers join us from all parts of the country and commonwealth.  They all share a strong bond of mutual trust forged through success on the battlefield and achievement on the sportsfield and all are proud to be; ‘Yorkshire’s Warriors’.

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Captain Stu Cross, 1 YORKS and Army RFU Senior XV and Sevens.
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Sgt ‘JR’ Naigunugunu – Duke of York Medal 2017 – outstanding contribution to The Regiment
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Lt (now Capt) Sam Dower – 4th Battalion Reserve now a Regular in 2 YORKS serving on operations

Regimental Headquarters

Directions

Today's Yorkshire is contemporary, culturally diverse and does not neglect its roots.  The Yorkshire Regiment is a reflection of the communities in the county we serve.  One County - One Regiment – One Family

See our map for all our locations and contact details.

 

Regimental Headquarters Tower Street, York

Our Role

Yorkshire’s Warriors have always been infantry, from foot soldiers at Waterloo, to first on the beaches on D-Day, today’s 1st Battalion are at the forefront of armoured infantry capability, equipped with Warrior vehicles.  Experts in close combat and urban operations, the highly mobile 2nd Battalion are trained and ready to respond to incidents and trouble spots anywhere in the world.

They are both partnered by our 4th Battalion Army Reserve.  Our reputation for sporting achievement is unrivalled and we pride ourselves on being a family regiment, from our serving personnel and their families, to our service leavers, veterans and cap-badged cadets.

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Through the years

Over 330 years of history and the last two decades on operations, we are the product of a merger of three great Yorkshire Regiments; The Prince of Wales’s Own, The Green Howards and The Duke of Wellington’s, all with an incredible history of achievement, including 38 Victoria Crosses.

  1. 1685

    Some of the first infantry regiments ever formed, the 14th/15th, 19th and 33rd /76th of Foot.

  2. 1758-1778

    Caribbean, India and North American Wars of Independence.

  3. 1815

    Two of the regiments were present at Waterloo - 18 June is a regimental anniversary.

  4. 1914-1918

    100 battalions raised including the famous Hull, Bradford and Leeds Pals.

  5. 1944

    On D-Day, four Bns of Yorkshiremen went ashore – 6 June is our Formation Day.

  6. Post 1992

    Yorkshire’s Warriors were present in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan and have conducted missions worldwide. 

Our Locations

  • 1 YORKS - Armoured Infantry

    Alma Lines Munster Barracks Ava Road Catterick Garrison DL9 3AQ

  • 2 YORKS - Enhanced Light Role Infantry

    Episkopi Cantonment Western Base Area Cyprus

  • 4 YORKS - Army Reserve

    Officer Recruitment 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Worsley Barracks Army Reserve Centre Fulford Road York YO10 4EB 01904 668054

  • Regimental Headquarters

    3 Tower Street York YO1 9SB 01904 461014

  • 4 YORKS - Helmand Company

    Helmand Company 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Worsley Barracks Army Reserve Centre Fulford Road York YO10 4EB 01904 668066 or 07971 890388

  • YORKS Area Office - North

    Yorkshire Regiment Area Office (North) Trinity Church Square Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4QN 01748 850870 [email protected]

  • YORKS Area Office - South

    Yorkshire Regiment Area Office (South) Army Reserve Centre St Paul's Street Huddersfield HD1 3DR 01904 668756 [email protected]

  • 4 YORKS - Corunna Company

    Corunna Company 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Army Reserve Centre St Paul's Street Huddersfield HD1 3DR 01484 516030 or 01904 668772

  • The Band of The Yorkshire Regiment

    The Band of The Yorkshire Regiment 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Army Reserve Centre St Paul's Street Huddersfield HD1 3DR 01484 425492

  • 4 YORKS - Alma Company

    Alma Company 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Halifax Barracks Army Reserve Centre Beverley Road Kingston-Upon-Hull HU6 7JA 01482 232000 or 07971 891781

  • 4 YORKS - Burma Company

    Burma Company 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Fontenay Barracks Army Reserve Centre Wakefield Road Barnsley S71 1NU 01226 200116 or 07971 890378

  • 4 YORKS - Burma Detachment

    Burma Company Detachment 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Manor Top Army Reserve Centre Hurlfield Road Sheffield S12 2AN 01226 200116 or 07971 890380

  • 4 YORKS - Corunna Detachment

    Corunna Company Detachment 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Harewood Barracks Army Reserve Centre Skinner Lane Leeds LS7 1AT 0113 215 7301 or 07971 891883

  • 4 YORKS - Corunna Detachment

    Corunna Company Detachment 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Belle Vue Barracks Army Reserve Centre Drill Parade Bradford BD8 7HY 01274 722129 or 07823 551082

  • 4 YORKS - Quebec Company

    Quebec Company 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Army Reserve Centre Stockton Road Middlesbrough TS4 4AD 01642 242316 or 07971 891825

  • Infantry Engagement Team

    Infantry Engagement Team Queen Elizabeth Barracks Strensall Road Strensall York YO32 5SW 07971 890224

  • 4 YORKS - Quebec Detachment

    Quebec Company Detachment 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Alma Lines Munster Barracks Ava Road Catterick Garrison DL9 3AQ 01642 242316 or 07971 891825

4 YORKS Tunnel Clearance - Ex Iron Wolf 2

Explore our equipment

Warrior

388 Warrior infantry fighting vehicles currently in active service

Combat vehicles

SA80 Individual Weapon

Tests On its introduction, it proved so accurate that the Army marksmanship tests had to be redesigned.

Small arms and support weapons

Bulldog & FV430 series

409 Bulldog & FV430 series currently in active service

Combat vehicles

SCIMITAR ARMOURED RECONNAISSANCE VEHICLE

Agile The Scimitar armoured fighting vehicle's exceptionally low ground pressure and small size make it useful where the terrain is hostile and movement is difficult

Reconnaissance vehicles

Guided Weapons

Anti-tank weapons The Javelin anti-tank weapon and the Next-generation light anti-tank weapon.

Small arms and support weapons

General Purpose Machine Gun

GPMG The general purpose machine gun (GPMG) can be used as a light weapon and in a sustained fire role.

Small arms and support weapons

Panther

Up in the air Weighing 7-tonnes, the Panther is air transportable and can be underslung beneath a Chinook helicopter.

Protected patrol vehicles

L115A3 Long Range 'Sniper' Rifle

600 metres They are designed to achieve a first-round hit at 600 metres and harassing fire out to 1,100 metres.

Small arms and support weapons

Husky

Support Husky is a protected support vehicle, providing a highly mobile and flexible load carrying vehicle.

Protected patrol vehicles

81mm Mortar

5650 metres High explosive, smoke and illuminating rounds to a maximum range of 5650m.

Small arms and support weapons

Logistic Support Vehicles

Mobility The SV fleet provides far greater mobility than previous generation cargo vehicles

Logistic vehicles

Combat Shotgun

12 gauge The Combat Shotgun is a semi-automatic, tubular magazine-fed weapon chambered for the 12 gauge cartridge.

Small arms and support weapons

Quad Bike

Speed The ATV's alone can reach speeds of up to 75kph

Logistic vehicles

Land Rover Battlefield Ambulance

medical facilities It has a capacity for a combination of up to four stretchers or six seated casualties

Logistic vehicles

Yorkshire Regiment Association

Learn about The Regiment and celebrate the only true County regiment remaining in the British Army.  Bask in the pride of our unique identity as Yorkshire’s own Warriors with over 330 years of military service, achieved with the support of our local communities of town, country, sports clubs, cadets, charities and veterans.  Join the Yorkshire Regiment Association (YRA) today.

Yorkshire Regiment Association