Who Ate All The Peas ?
A much better turn out for the pea and pie supper this year, with 60 to 70 in attendance. Everyone I spoke to enjoyed the evening. So we carry on with another excellent event in the TA centre at Barnsley. Thanks to all the members, family and friends who attended
Final Parade of the Yorkshire Regiment
Soldiers of the Yorkshire Regiment paraded through Yorkshire towns for the final time before the 3 Yorks are merged. The Regiment were exercising their rights of freedom of the towns.
Much to the delight of the towns people especially the school children who were allowed time from school to attend.
The freedom parade came ahead of the major re-organisation taking place next week when the battalions will be merged to only two. Under the 2020 restructuring review The third battalion will become the first Battalion, The first Battalion will become the second Battalion. The second battalion (Green Howards ) will be disbanded. Troops from the Green Howards will be absorbed into the new first and second battalions.
The parades mark the end of a week of marches through Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield and Wakefield.
Branch members were in attendance
The Yorkshire Regiment Parade in Rotherham
Armed Forces Day, Barnsley
Members of the branch attended Armed Forces Day at the town hall
Barnsley, the council had been working to the last minute to have the
new garden open for the occasion. A reasonable turn out from veterans
and public, concluded with a visit to the new Barnsley experience
Members present were Mick Medlock, Vic Leigh, Syd Dyson and Dave Lowe who paraded the standard of the PWO Regiment.
Plaque Dedication, Pontefract
Branch members attended the dedication of a plaque at St Giles Parish church Pontefract on Sunday 12th May 2013. The plaque comemerated that Pontefract had been the home of the KOYLI for a very long time. KOYLI had shared the barracks in Pontefract with the York and Lancaster Regiment.
Association members present were Colonel G Norton.
Brian and Ann Lee. Vic leigh. Mick Medlock and Syd Dyson. Before the service we were shown the new KOYLI name plate on the town war memorial. The memorial has the KOYLI badge on and on the opposite face the York and Lancaster Regimental insignia.
The dedication took place after morning service and we found out that all the regimental plaques had been moved to one wall and was a fine display that had predominantly York and Lancaster Regiment plaques on show.
Refreshments were served after the service and we all had a pleasant morning
The annual reunion / social evening was held at The Holiday Inn Express at Wath on 20th April 2013. We had a total of 87 members family and guests in attendance. This function will be discussed at the branch meeting in May taking into account comments received. We will advise what we intend to do next year sometime after the meeting. We hope everyone at least enjoyed some part of the evening.