The 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, also known as the Green Howards, is set to be axed under government plans to reduce the regular army by 20,000 regular troops. The Green Howards date back to 1688 and veterans have served in numerous conflicts including both World Wars, the Gulf War, Bosnia and Afghanistan. The Yorkshire Regiment is one of five historic battalions being lost; devastating for Teesside forces from which it is traditionally drawn. We must ensure the dedication and bravery of our troops is recognised and that means ensuring that there is a job available for them. Please show your support for The Green Howards and ask the government to reconsider its decision over the future of the Green Howards by signing this petition. Do not disband 2nd Battalion,The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/35750 Most Appreciated.