Sunday, 16 November 2014
14th Regiment of Foot - The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own)
22nd June 1685
Sir Edward Hales's Regiment of Foot. The regiment was raised at Canterbury. Until 1751 it was also known by the names of other colonels.
1st July 1751
14th Regiment of Foot
31st August 1782
14th (the Bedfordshire) Regiment of Foot. Exchanged county titles with the 16th Regiment of Foot.
6th June 1876
14th (Buckinghamshire - The Prince of Wales's Own) Regiment of Foot
1st July 1881
The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Designated as the county regiment for West Yorkshire, also encompassing militia and volunteer infantry.
1st January 1921
The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own).
25th April 1958
Amalgamated with the East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) to form the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire.
6th June 2006
Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire. merges with the Green Howards and The Duke Of Wellington's Regiment to form The Yorkshire Regiment. The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire becomes the 1st Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment.
The image on this post is taken from The BBC's Your Paintings website and depicts an officer of the 3rd Battalion, the 14th Regiment of Foot, Army of Occupation, Paris, 1816. Painted by Jean-Pierre-Frédéric Barrois.