Yorkshire Volunteers [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: Wienand Drenth, T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 08.11.2005
 
 
1st Battalion,
Yorkshire Volunteers
1967-1993
 
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
  History & War Service
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards and Guidons

  Badges and Uniforms
  Colonels
 Traditions
 Bibliography

Note: This is a battalion history of the part-time reserves, which are normally liable for full-time active service only in an emergency. See the main regimental page(s) as linked below for more information.
How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
 
  Titles and Lineage English County Index
Alphabetic Index of Titles
1967.04.01 Yorkshire Volunteers
formed with HQ at Lumley Barrack, York, as TAVR II successor to TA battalions in the Yorkshire Brigade
 
1969.12.01

E (The Leeds Rifles) Company formed at Carlton Barracks, Leeds with det at Castleford from The Leeds Rifles, The Prince of Wales's Own Regt of Yorkshire

1971.04.01

1st Battalion, Yorkshire Volunteers
HQ at Lumley Barracks, York; Scarborough detachment B Company transferred to form D Company 2nd Battalion

1973.04.01

C Coy consolidated at Halifax (yielding Keighley to 3rd Battalion); E Coy consolidated at Leeds (yielding Castleford to 2nd Battalion)

1975.04.01

D Coy consolidated at Sheffield (yielding Rotherham and Barnsley to 3rd Battalion)

1977.12.01

A Coy at Colliergate, York transferred as A Company 2nd Battalion; E Coy at Carlton Barracks, Leeds redesignated as new A Company

1978.04.01

new E (The York and Lancaster Regiment) Company formed at Doncaster from detachment of B Company 3rd Battalion

1978

D Coy formed detachment at Middlewood Road, Sheffield

1979

A Coy formed detachment at Harrogate

1986

G Company (interim designation) formed at Guisborough from detachment B Company; H Company (interim designation) formed at Harrogate with detachment at Northallerton from A Coy 1st Battalion and A Coy 2nd Battalion (by 1 Jan.1987); K Company (interim designation) formed at Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough from personnel B Coy

1987.01.01

D Coy at Sheffield transferred as D Company 4th Battalion

1988.01.01

companies reorganised: A Coy at Carlton Barracks, Leeds transferred as B Company 3rd Battalion; C Coy at Halifax transferred as C Company 3rd Battalion; E Coy at Doncaster transferred as C Company 4th Battalion

 
1989.01.17

1st Battalion, Yorkshire Volunteers (Cleveland)

1992.04.01 reduced to three rifle company establisment:
 
  • HQ Company at York, absorbed C Coy
  • A (The Green Howards) Company at Scarborough with detachments at Guisborough and Whitby, amalgamation of D Coy 2nd Battalion and A Coy 1st Battalion
  • B (The Green Howards) Company at Middlesbrough [unchanged]
  • C Company at Harrogate, redesignation of D Coy, losing POWORY affiliation
1992.12.15

HQ and HQ Company moved Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough (yielding York to 2nd Battalion)

1993.04.25 redesignated as 4th/5th Battalion, The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment) (Yorkshire Volunteers)
   
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
History:
A short history of the Yorkshire Volunteers, by Campbell Ricketts.
   
Deployment and War Service of Units:
[none]
 
Biography and Gallantry Awards:
[no external sites have been found]
Associations, Forums and Re-Enactors:
Yorkshire Volunteers Regimental Association, by Campbell Ricketts.
Museums, Monuments, Memorials and Chapels:
[no external sites have been found -- see also parent regiment]
  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars
 

  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
Record of Colours:
  Uniforms and Badges
   
Badges:
Uniform:
   
   
     
   
   
  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
Honorary Colonel, Yorkshire Volunteers:
1967.04.01 Hon. Maj-Gen. HRH Katharine, The Duchess of Kent, GCVO
Royal Honorary Colonel, Yorkshire Volunteers [all bns]:
1968.05.07 Hon. Maj-Gen. HRH Katharine, The Duchess of Kent, GCVO
 
Honorary Regimental Colonel, Yorkshire Volunteers [all bns]:
1981.04.01 Lt-Col. J.M. Wilson, TD
1984.11.01 Lt-Col. (Hon. Col.) Christopher James Tattersall, TD
1988.04.01 Lt.-Col. Anthony Edmond Gaynor, OBE
 
  Honorary Colonel, 1st Bn, Yorkshire Volunteers:
1975.12.01 Lt. The Rt. Hon. Richard Aldred (Lumley), 12th Earl of Scarborough, DL
1988.12.01 vacant
1989.10.26 Col. Ian Geoffrey Norton, TD, JP, DL
  Traditions
 
Motto:
Nicknames:
Anniversaries:
Freedoms: Kirklees (25 Mar. 1979)
Marches: Ilkla Moor
Musicians: The Yorkshire Volunteers Band TAVR (serving all battalions of the Yorkshire Volunteers), formed 1967 by redesignation of The Leeds Rifles Band; redesignated 1969 as The Regimental Band of the Yorkshire Volunteers; redesignated later as The Yorkshire Volunteers Band; officially disbanded 1 July 1999, but continued as a civilian organisation.
Mascot:
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
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