The Yorkshire Regiment Association
To promote a spirit of comradeship and pride in the traditions of the Regiment and its antecedent regiments, between all past and present members.
Any member of the Yorkshire Regiment and the antecedent regiments, including Army Reserve and Cadet personnel who were in previously affiliated units e.g. The Yorkshire Volunteers, is by definition a member as of right. Associate membership is open to all wives, partners, widows and Friends of the Regiment.
There are many members of all three antecedent regimental associations who belong to other ex-servicemens’ organisations e.g. The Royal British Legion, Normandy Veterans, BLESMA, etc. There is no reason why an individual cannot belong to their current association as well as The Yorkshire Regiment Association. In the years to come, when there are sufficient members in a town or area, they could join together as a branch. In the meantime there will be one, central branch maintained by RHQ in York.
An Annual General Meeting of the Association usually takes place in the first week of March each year. The Secretary will send out a Calling Notice six weeks in advance.
Ordinary Members - Membership is open to all past and serving members of the Regiment.
Honorary Members - Individual, not otherwise eligible as above, may be proposed for membership of the Association. See the constitution for more details.
Family Members - A Member's spouse, widow, or immediate family aged 18 or over shall be entitled to attend annual functions as though they were a member (no voting rights).
Membership is open to all Regular and TA Units of The Yorkshire Regiment and their antecedent Regiments (including The York and Lancaster Regiment) and all Cadet Detachments who wear the cap badge of The Yorkshire Regiment. Family membership is open to all wives, partners, widows and friends of the Regiment. For information about the rules and regulations, please read the Constitution.
Join the Regimental Association
It is free to join, just contact the Association Secretary (as below) to register and receive events details. When there are sufficient members in a town or area, they could join together as a branch, but in the meantime there is one central branch.
You can buy an Association Lapel Badge (£3 each), they are available from the Regimental PRI or Museum Shops (Richmond or York).
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) usually takes place at the beginning of the calendar year at Worsley Barracks in York.
The Yorkshire Regiment Assocation (YRA)
Wing Commander (Retd) Alan Bartlett
Telephone: (01904) 461018
3 Tower Street
There are hundreds of members of the Association, who until more branches are established, are members of the Central (holding) Branch.
The current board members were appointed in June 2011:
President - Major General (Retired) Graham Binns CBE DSO MC
Chairman - Major (Retired) Pat Ralph MM
Secretary - Wing Commander (Retd) Alan Bartlett
Join the Regimental Association
It is free to join, just contact the Association Secretary (as below) or through our FB page to register and receive events details. By registering you will also receive the free regimental newsletter.
You can buy an Association Lapel Badge (£3 each), they are available from the Regimental PRI or the Museum Shop in York.