Town parade for Yorkshire Regiment

3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment march through Halifax Town Centre.
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment march through Halifax Town Centre.

The Yorkshire Regiment has announced it will parade through Halifax as part of its homecoming activities.

The regiment will march through the town on Saturday, June 20, as part of a series of public events across the region.

The Yorkshire Regiment incorporated The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment - which has its roots in Halifax and traditionally recruited from across the West Riding - in 2006.

The “Dukes” date back to 1702, when it began as the Huntingdon’s Regiment.

The name was taken in 1853 because the Duke of Wellington had been Colonel of the 33rd Regiment of Foot.

In 1872, the construction of new Wellesley Barracks began in Halifax and the regiment was unique in carrying four colours on parade.

Since 1845, the Regiment has the right, granted by the County Borough of Halifax, to march through the streets of the town.