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WHO WE ARE

The Yorkshire Regiment

The only County Regiment in the British Army

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’.

FACTS & FIGURES

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ACTIVE FROM

6 June 2006

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ROLE

Infantry

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SPECIALISM

Armoured and Light Mechanised Infantry

our skills

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.

Afghanistan

The 2nd Battalion is operating as the Kabul Protection Unit and is the focus for Operation Toral 5. 

  • 1 YORKS Exercise Prairie Storm 2 - Canada
  • 4 YORKS Exercise Triglav Star - Slovenia

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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Lt Stu Cross, 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 Sam Dower – 4th Battalion Reserve now a Regular in 2 YORKS serving on operations

Regimental Headquarters

Directions

Forget flat caps, whippets and ferrets, today’s Yorkshire is a contemporary, culturally diverse county which has not neglected its roots.  Our regiment is a reflection of the communities in the county we serve.  One County - One Regiment – One Family

 

Regimental Headquarters Tower Street, York

The Yorkshire Regiment

Being in The Yorkshire Regiment is not something you do, it’s what you are. Ash 26

Our Role

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.

  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

Yorkshire Warriors

Explore our equipment

Warrior

388 Warrior infantry fighting vehicles currently in active service

Combat vehicles

Foxhound

112 kph Foxhound has a top speed of 112 kph but can still protect against improvised explosive devices thanks to its v-shaped hull.

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

Guided Weapons

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

Small arms and support weapons

81mm Mortar

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

Small arms and support weapons

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

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