Timeline

2012

On 5 July 2012, the Secretary of state for Defence announced a reduction in five regular infantry battalions by 2016, requiring the 2nd battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment…

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2006

The regiment was disbanded.  In 2006, The Green Howards were amalgamated with the Prince of Wales’ Own Regiment of Yorkshire and the Duke of Wellington’s…

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1920

The regiment became ‘The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales’ Own Yorkshire Regiment)’.

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1914

Queen Alexandra became Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment in 1914.  Her daughter married Prince Carl of Denmark, later King Haakon VII of Norway, who in 1942…

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1902

Following The Boer War the name was changed once more from ‘The Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)’ to ‘Alexandra, Princess of Wales’ Own Yorkshire…

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1881

The name of the regiment was altered to ‘The Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)’.

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1875

The Princess of Wales, then Princess Alexandra of Denmark, and later Queen Alexandra, presented the regiment with new Colours to replace those carried throughout the…

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1782

The regiment was granted the title of ‘The 19th (First Yorkshire North Riding Regiment) of Foot’ on returning from the American War of Independence.

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1744

It was during the Wars of the Austrian Succession, that the Regiment first became known as ‘The Green Howards’.

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1688

The regiment was raised in November 1688 by Colonel Francis Luttrell at Dunster Castle in Somerset, for service under William, Prince of Orange.

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