Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire

Prince Of Wales's Own Regiment Of Yorkshire

The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire was an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the King's Division. It was created in 1958 by the amalgamation of The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own) (14th Foot) and The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) (15th Foot). After 48 years service the regiment was again amalgamated, with two other Yorkshire regiments. Becoming the First Battalion of The Yorkshire Regiment, with The Green Howards (19th Foot) forming the Second Battalion and The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (33rd/76th foot) forming the Third Battalion on 6 June 2006.

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