Infantry

The Yorkshire Regiment

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’.

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 in Afghanistan. 

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

2018 ...

  • 1 YORKS Estonia and Canada
  • 2 YORKS Morocco
  • 4 YORKS Lithuania

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, 1YORKS 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

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

The Yorkshire Regiment

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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

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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

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 cambered 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

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Announcement of fatality

It is with great sadness that the British Army must confirm the death of Private Reece Miller from the 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (1 YORKS) as a result of a non-battle injury while serving in Estonia. The incident is currently under investigation. Our thoughts remain with his family and friends at this difficult time.

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Training in Canada

Exercise Prairie Storm is a 35 day exercise on the BATUS (British Army Training Unit Suffield) training area in Canada, and prepares soldiers and officers for future deployments.

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.

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