The Yorkshire Regiment

#1
I caught a quick shufti at the proposed designs for the new insignia for The Yorkshire Regiment, but it quickly got removed from my sight. Does anyone know of a link where it can be viewed? I know the Green Howards site has the badge on it, but the version I saw had the new belt, TRF, etc.
 
#5
Someone was posting with the badge as their avatar earlier this week. Cross between GH (bottom) and DWR (top), with the rose in the centre.
 
#6
Harry - there is a photo of the new designs in the General Military Gallery.

The new stable belt looks far too much like the Durhams/Green Jackets colours, and that buckle looks expensive to me.
 
#10
Wessex_Man said:
To be called "The Green Wellies"?!
Nah .... the Prince of 'Light' Green Wellies

Anyone know whats happening to the LI? TA rumour control has LI leaving Yorkshire i.e. the last remnants of TA KOYLI are becoming REng, which sort sets a small precendent (Yorks are the only Yorks Regt, LI becoming a South West Regt)
 
#15
so what's the verdict, guys?

Given that 4/5 GH, 3PWO and 3DWR are long gone, is the new TA Yorkshire Bn identity good news (the identity issue, don't focus on the reductions)?

Personally my own view is 'so long xxxxxx, you were but a mere blip in proud regiments' history, cobbled together quickly, riven by internal politics and won't be missed.....' The formula could have worked but one CO vs OCs of former regiments seeing themselves as the custodians of regimental honour and status with a direct line to three different Hon Cols and RHQs (all with with an obligation to 'keep tabs on' and 'make quiet suggestions in high places') and all the effects this had.. was never going to work. Unless everyone had tried. But they didn't.

You can insert what you like in xxxxx above - Tyne Tees, EWRR, I'm sure it applies across the board. I'm glad this 5 year experiment is going back in the bin.
 
#17
polar said:
Anyone know whats happening to the LI? TA rumour control has LI leaving Yorkshire i.e. the last remnants of TA KOYLI are becoming REng, which sort sets a small precendent (Yorks are the only Yorks Regt, LI becoming a South West Regt)
The LI will be staying in Yorkshire for now. The current TA company is to be down sized to a platoon + based out of either Doncaster or Pontefract and will form part of what is now the Tyne Tees Regiment. The Wakefield TA centre will become a PARA REng squadron.
 

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