April 17, 2023
On Wednesday, 5th April 2023, His Majesty King Charles III, was pleased to grant one of the Company’s military affiliations, The Yorkshire Regiment, with the title ‘Royal’, both to acknowledge their unique history of service to the Crown and also to bring the Regiment in line with the other three regiments of the Union Division, who are instantly recognisable by their Royal title. With immediate effect the Regiment will be titled ‘The Royal Yorkshire Regiment’.
The Colonel of The Regiment, Major General Zac Stenning OBE, said: “This is an historic day. The Royal Yorkshire Regiment is deeply humbled by His Majesty’s bestowal of a ‘Royal’ title, especially so close to the Coronation. We are acutely aware that the award of this title is a singular honour. It will cement our soldiers’ pride and identity in belonging to a unique, county-named Infantry regiment, committed to service and duty to our Nation.
Operational challenges we face in the future, will be embraced by our soldiers and officers with the same level of professionalism, commitment and determination but with enhanced pride in belonging to The Royal Yorkshire Regiment.”
The Company wishes to congratulate the Regiment and look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.