4 YORKS rebadging

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  1. Just had root through the Army website and noted that although the Yorkhire Regiment was "inaugurated" on 6 June, 4 Yorks was due to rebadge on 10 June in York.

    Not having been able to visit, can some of you relate how it went? Companies attending, strengths, anecdotes, apres-ski etc.
     
  2. I hate using the term Yorks for the new regiment, makes me think the Yorkshire Volunteers have been forgotten!

    Anyway, 4 Yorks rebadged on the 6th June along with the rest of the regiment. The 10th of June involved a march through York by 4 Yorks with the Yorkshire Volunteers band playing and an inspection by some General or other.

    The event was well organised and a lot of effort had obviously gone into it. A decent array of dignitaries turned up which is always nice as it shows support and effort on their part too.

    All five companies attended the weekend with them being broken down into four for the parade. Each of the four composite companies probably had around 30 troops in it, not a bad attendance considering the England match.

    The parade went very well considering the lack of preparation provided to the troops and hopefully the civvies didn't notice the cr*p rifle drill and scruffy '95s. Indeed this can be the only complaint from the day, with all the effort that went into the organisong of the day couldn't we, the marching troops, have been issued with no2s? I know the admin of it would have been a nightmare but for such a good occasion it would have really made the difference...95's look shi*te.

    The rest of the day was free for most of the guys back at Strensall with an excellent bbq being provided and of course the England match.
     
  3. Thanks for that. The issue regarding No.2s hasn't changed then? In the 70's, No.2s were issued to all in the Yorkshire Volunteers (still got mine btw - ahem), but there was never an occasion when they were worn. Even taking part in the Freedom of the City (Green Howards in Richmond, I forget the year), the Green Howards wore No.2s, but B Coy 1 Yorks (Vols, that is) wore DPM.

    If you went back to Strensall, does this infer that you all met up there on the Friday night and dispersed from there on the Sunday? If so, this looks like an example of joined-up thinking - getting the blokes together to celebrate the amalgamation. In my day, it would have been a case of turning up at the TACs at 0600 on the Saturday and back in the unit bars by 1600 - very few of us ever socialised with members of other Coys.

    I'm pleasantly surprised that the Yorkshire Volunteers Band were present. Hasn't the RLC Band from Hull officially taken over the job? (comment by mushroom http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/p=711020.html )

    No representatives from 1/2/3 YORKS to support "their Reserves"? Oh, forgot - it was a Saturday. ;)
     
  4. These local amalgamations are as dissapointing to me as the well publicised amalgamation of the Scottish and Welsh Regiments. Still they are only jealous of the men from "God's own Country"...........ah well the future of the Army and all that.
     
  5. Welcome back 4 Yorks, i used to part of it in 88 through to 93 in Sheffield, good old 10 plt
     
  6. If you went back to Strensall, does this infer that you all met up there on the Friday night and dispersed from there on the Sunday? If so, this looks like an example of joined-up thinking - getting the blokes together to celebrate the amalgamation. In my day, it would have been a case of turning up at the TACs at 0600 on the Saturday and back in the unit bars by 1600 - very few of us ever socialised with members of other Coys.

    Yes, all 4 Yorks were there for the weekend, not sure if the guys socialise inter-company but it gives the officers and sgts mess chance for a get together. During the EWRR most people socialised by cap badge more than company so guys from the 2 coys of PWO would go out together etc, probably to do with low numbers as much as anything though. Of course you have the exceptions, namely support weapons who tend to just stick!

    I'm pleasantly surprised that the Yorkshire Volunteers Band were present. Hasn't the RLC Band from Hull officially taken over the job? (comment by mushroom www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/...11020.html )
    Well I have never been on any event involving the RLC band, indeed members of the Yorkshire Vols band have graced the Sgts and Officers mess dinners with music since Options.
    I have heard a rumour that the Regiment is going to have a band and it is going to be TA (cheaper that regulars), Unfortunatley we can't just take the Yorkshire Vols band back as they are now all civilains.
     
  7. These local amalgamations are as dissapointing to me as the well publicised amalgamation of the Scottish and Welsh Regiments. Still they are only jealous of the men from "God's own Country"...........ah well the future of the Army and all that.

    The big damage was done under SDR, with the amalgamations of units from miles apart. Now however, the majority of people welcome it 4 Yorks with open arms. The EWRR and TT with different cap badges at company level (and espcially the LI element) etc was never going to work...and it didn't. Now we can work together with one cap badge, one regiment, just like the Yorkshire Vols Days. Ok, so instead of 4 TA battalions there is now only 1, but it is better than where we have been for the last few years.
     
  8. No representatives from 1/2/3 YORKS to support "their Reserves"? Oh, forgot - it was a Saturday

    You are right in what you say, even though in jest, but to be honest, I am glad they were not on the parade, quite simply they would have made us look like TA, reasons as posted...No 2s etc, .
    Goes back to the old one army sh*te that it suits the MOD to spout at the moment.
     
  9. Hmmm. If you look at the history pages on the Yorkshire Regiment's website, it would appear that the Yorkshire Volunteers have, indeed, been forgotten.
     
  10. The 1st Bn Yorkshire Regt (PWO)
    The 2nd Bn Yorkshire Regt (GH)
    The 3rd Bn Yorkshire Regt (DWR)

    The 4th Bn Yorkshire Regt (TA) or The 4th Bn Yorkshire Regt (Yorkshire Volunteers).....You decide!


    4 Yorks is made up of units which formally made up the four battalians of the Yorkshire Volunteers, the regular units keep their former ID, why not us?
     
  11. (Evil thoughts coming)

    It would have been nice if the powers that be had just reformed the Yorkshire Volunteers, then tacked on the Regular PWO/GH/DWR as 5/6/7th Battalions (RC). Where RC stands for Regular Component.

    Still, at least we've now got our own army in place, ready for the revolution.
     
  12. On a different note whats the battlion like, leaving regs next year after 12 years service , Rank full screw , i was wondering would i keep my rank and where is the nearest center to Barnsley , cheers
     
  13. Nearest Centre would be Fontenay Coy in, er, Barnsley.
     
  14. or (PGW) (Prince's Green Wellies)!

    I hate the fact they all be put as one Regiment with 3 Bns - it just seems the long slippery slope to 1 Bn with 3 rifle coys, one for each of them!

    Defence cuts - fcuk em!
     
  15. Personally, I think it would have been nice if all the regiments had retained their traditional names (how long before we end up with numbers, like the spams) and been formed into a Brigade. To reflect the recruiting area, it could have been called the Yorkshire Brigade.

    Oh damn, that's been done.