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.
The 2nd Battalion is operating as the Kabul Protection Unit and is the focus for Operation Toral 5.
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’.
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
Being in The Yorkshire Regiment is not something you do, it’s what you are. Ash 26
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.
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.