Lead in Combat – Lead in Sport
At the forefront of operations across the globe, The Yorkshire Regiment is renowned for its operational excellence and as the ‘Best Sporting Regiment in the Army’.
6 June 2006
Armoured and Light Mechanised Infantry
Three battalions; one Armoured Infantry equipped with Warrior, one Light Mechanised equipped with Foxhound, the latest in protected vehicle technology and a battalion of Light Infantry Reserve; all proud to be ‘Yorkshire’s Warriors’.
• Leading edge of the UK’s armoured capability
• Highly mobile, ready to operate anytime, anywhere
• Capable Reserve infantry ready to deploy
• World class infantry, snipers and mortarmen
• Recce & Surveillance specialists
• Expert Anti-tank capability
• Best Sporting Regiment in the Army
• 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 Afghanistan, and worked in Morocco in November. Our 4th Battalion Army Reserve successfully deployed to Lithuania in November. We were in the unique position of all three of our battalions being deployed on operations or major exercise in Winter 2018.
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 commencing mission specific training for a return to Afghanistan in November. 4 YORKS will conduct multiple small-scale deployments before a battalion-level exercise in Norway and providing support to 2 YORKS in Afghanistan.
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’.
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
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The Yorkshire Regiment
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Yorkshire’s Warriors have always been infantry, from foot soldiers at Waterloo to first on the beaches at 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 use the latest protected Foxhounds to get to incidents and trouble spots anywhere in the world.
They are both partnered by our Army Reserve 4th Battalion. Our reputation for sporting achievement is unrivalled and we pride ourselves on being a family regiment, from our cadets and families, to our veterans.
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.
Some of the first infantry regiments ever formed, the 14th/15th, 19th and 33rd /76th of Foot.
Caribbean, India and North American Wars of Independence.
Two of the regiments were present at Waterloo - 18 June is a regimental anniversary.
100 battalions raised including the famous Hull, Bradford and Leeds Pals.
On D-Day, four Bns of Yorkshiremen went ashore – 6 June is our Formation Day.
Yorkshire’s Warriors were present in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan and have conducted missions worldwide.
1 YORKS - Armoured Infantry
Battlesbury Barracks Warminster BA12 9DT 01985 223623
2 YORKS - Light Mechanised Infantry
Somme Barracks Catterick Garrison DL9 4LD 01748 874828
4 YORKS - Army Reserve
Officer Recruitment 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Worsley Barracks Fulford Road York YO10 4EB 01904 668054
3 Tower Street York YO1 9SB 01904 461014
4 YORKS - Helmand Company
Helmand Company 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Worsley Barracks Fulford Road York YO10 4EB 01904 668066 or 07785 590832
4 YORKS - Alma Detachment
Alma Company Detachment 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Worsley Barracks Fulford Road York YO10 4EB 01904 668066 or 07785 590832
YORKS Area Office - North
Yorkshire Regiment Area Office (North) Trinity Church Square Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4QN 01748 850870 YORKSAHQRichmond@BTConnect.com
YORKS Area Office - South
Yorkshire Regiment Area Office (South) Army Reserve Centre St Paul's Street Huddersfield HD1 3DR 01904 668756 YORKS-AO-South@BTConnect.com
4 YORKS - Corunna Company
Corunna Company 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Army Reserve Centre St Paul's Street Huddersfield HD1 3DR 01484 516030
The Band of The Yorkshire Regiment
The Band of 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 07785 590611
4 YORKS - Mortar Platoon
Mortar Platoon Alma Company 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Wolfe Armoury Norwood Far Grove Beverley HU17 9HU 01482 232000 or 07785 590611
4 YORKS - Burma Company
Burma Company 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Fontenay Barracks Wakefield Road Barnsley S71 1NU 01226 200116 or 07785 556497
4 YORKS - Burma Detachment
Burma Company Detachment 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Somme Barracks Gell Street Sheffield S10 2HU 01226 200116 or 07785 556497
4 YORKS - Corunna Detachment
Corunna Company Detachment 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Army Reserve Centre Harewood Barracks Skinner Lane Leeds LS7 1AT 0113 215 7301 or 07823 551082
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 07785 590679
Yorkshire Regiment Support Team
Yorkshire Regiment Support Team (YRST) Queen Elizabeth II Barracks Strensall Road Strensall York YO32 5SW 07748 111325
4 YORKS Tunnel Clearance - Ex Iron Wolf 2
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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.
YORKS Social Media
Engage with us and contribute via our Association website, Regimental Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram channels. Also visit our Regimental Band and Recruitment channels, find those links on our sub-pages.http://www.facebook.com/YORKSRegt http://www.twitter.com/YORKS_REGT http://www.instagram.com/YORKSRegt https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv-jN2vurolbDvFO3UviLAj6uVjWaerQ6