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The 65th Foot raised in 1756, this became the 2nd Yorkshire North Riding in 1782. The 84thFoot raised in 1793, became The York & Lancaster in 1809.

The titles of the regiments came from the Duchy of York and Lancaster not from the Cities.

The badge incorporates the ducal coronet and rose of Lancaster, the tiger coming from the 65th distinguished service in India.

In 1968 the regiment was disbanded, the Colours are in Sheffield Cathedral and York Minster.

[combined battle honours of 65th Regiment and 84th Regiment1, plus:]
Guadeloupe 17592, Martinique 17942, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882 '84, Relief of Ladysmith, South Africa 1899-1902

The Great War [22 battalions]: Aisne 1914, Armentières 1914, Ypres 1915 '17 '18, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Hooge 1915, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916, Pozières, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Thiepval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916, Arras 1917 '18, Scarpe 1917 '18, Arleux, Oppy, Messines 1917 '18, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Lys, Hazebrouck, Bailleul, Kemmel, Scherpenberg, Marne 1918, Tardenois, Drocourt-Quéant, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Épéhy, Canal du Nord, Selle, Valenciennes, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Piave, Vittorio Veneto, Italy 1917-18, Struma, Doiran 1917, Macedonia 1915-18, Suvla, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1916

The Second World War: Norway 1940, Odon, Fontenay Le Pesnil, Caen, La Vie Crossing, La Touques Crossing, Forêt de Bretonne, Le Havre, Antwerp-Turnhout Canal, Scheldt, Lower Maas, Arnhem 1945, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45, Tobruk 1941, Tobruk Sortie 1941, Mine de Sedjenane, Djebel Kournine, North Africa 1941 '43, Landing in Sicily, Simeto Bridgehead, Pursuit to Messina, Sicily 1943, Salerno, Vietri Pass, Capture of Naples, Cava di Terreni, Volturno Crossing, Monte Camino, Calabritto, Colle Cedro, Garigliano Crossing, Minturno, Monte Tuga, Anzio, Advance to Tiber, Gothic Line, Coriano, San Clemente, Gemmano Ridge, Carpineta, Lamone Crossing, Defence of Lamone Bridgehead, Rimini Line, San Marino, Italy 1943-45, Crete, Heraklion, Middle East 1941, North Arakan, Maungdaw, Rangoon Road, Toungoo, Arakan Beaches, Chindits 1944, Burma 1943-45

5th Battalion: South Africa 1900-02

1. the honour India of the 84th Regt was modified to India 1796-1819 in 1912 to differentiate it from the "India" Tiger badge of the 65th Regt.
2. awarded 1909 for services of 65th Regiment.

 

The York and Lancaster Regimental Museum, Rotherham (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)

Deployment:


1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment
1881 India: Bengal
1882 Aden
1884 Sudan
1884.10 England: Dover
1885 Sheffield
1888 Ireland: Birr
1891 Cork
1895 England: Colchester
1899 South Africa 11 Bde
1902 India: Mhow
1905 Quetta
1910 Karachi
1913 Jubbulpore
1915.01 France and Flanders 28 Div
1915.11 Macedonia
1919 England: Tidworth
1921 Ireland: Clonmel
1922 Germany Army of Occupation
1924 England: Aldershot 3 Bde
1928 Northern Ireland: Londonderry
1932 England: Portsmouth
1935 York
1936 Egypt
1937? Palestine
1937 England: York
1939.10.06 France & Belgium 15 Bde, 5 Inf Div, BEF
1940.04.16 UK
1940.04.23 Norway 15 Bde, Sickleforce
1940.05.06 UK
1942.03.17 at sea
1942.05.20 India 15 Bde, 5 Inf Div
1942.09.12 at sea
1942.09.21 Iraq 15 Bde, 5 Inf Div
1942.11.12 Persia 15 Bde, 5 Inf Div
1943.02.06 Iraq & Palestine in transit
1943.03.14 Egypt 15 Bde, 5 Inf Div
1943.04.14 Syria 15 Bde, 5 Inf Div
1943.06.05 Egypt 15 Bde, 5 Inf Div
1943.06.29 at sea
1943.07.10 Sicily 15 Bde, 5 Inf Div
1943.09.03 Italy 15 Bde, 5 Inf Div
1944.06.19 at sea
1944.06.25 Egypt & Palestine & Syria 15 Bde, 5 Inf Div
1945.02.24 at sea
1945.03.03 NW Europe 15 Bde, 5 Inf Div
1945 Germany 2 Div
1948.09.25 amalgamated with 2nd Battalion without change of title
1952 Sudan & Egypt
1955 UK
1956 (Suez)
1956 UK
1958.06 Aden
1959.01 Berlin BAOR
1962 Germany: Münster
1963 (Swaziland)
1965.03 Cyprus
1966.02 (Aden) (B Coy)
1966.05 Cyprus
1968 UK
1968.12.07 disbanded at North Weald, Essex

1881.07.01 2nd Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment
<1881> Curragh
1882 Egypt
1882.10 England
1883.10 Bermuda
1886 Nova Scotia: Halifax
1888 West Indies
1891 South Africa
1893 Matabeleland
1894 South Africa
1896 Rhodesia
1897 Mashonaland
1897.01 at sea (embarked at Cape Town) ship: Warren Hastings (5 coys)
1897.01.14 Réunion wrecked off Saint-Philippe
1897.02.14 at sea ship: Lalpoora
1897 Mauritius
1897 India: Agra
1902 England: Pontefract
1903 England: Dover
1906 York
1909 Farnborough
1911 Ireland: Limerick
1914.09 France and Flanders 6 Div
1919 Iraq 51 Bde, 17 Div
1921 India: Karachi
1925 Jullunder
1928 Dinapore
1931 Delhi
1933 Secunderabad
1935 Kemptee
1936 Ahmednagar
1938 Sudan
1940 Middle East
1940 Middle East 6 Inf Div
1941 Crete Creforce (14 Inf Bde)
1942.03 India 70 Inf Div
India LRP
1945 India
1947 UK
1948.09.25 disbanded (technically "amalgamated" with 1st Battalion)
1952.04.16 re-formed
1952.04 ?
1955.07.18 disbanded (PSA)


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