Welcome to the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire (PWO) website.
The PWO, also known as The Yorkies, is the oldest line infantry regiment in the county, with nearly 320 years of proud service.
The 1st Battalion, are currently based in Catterick, North Yorkshire. You can see photos of their recent tours in N Ireland and Bosnia in the photo gallery . For more information on Catterick and the Mechanized role, click here .
Within the Territorial Army, PWO companies of the East & West Riding Regiment are based in Hull & York with detachments at Leeds & Beverley.
Click here for Catterick information
Stop Press: The MOD has announced that the Regiment will merge with The Green Howards and The Duke of Wellington's Regiment into "The Yorkshire Regiment" by late 2005. This will result in us being the only, single county regiment in the British Army. We will retain many of our traditions and the new Regiment will have three regular battalions and one TA battalion. The 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment will be sub-titled (Prince of Wales's Own); the 2nd Battalion will be (Green Howards); the 3rd (Duke of Wellington's) and the 4th Battalion is likely to be a TA battalion with two companies supporting each of the regular battalions. One regular battalion is to based in the armoured infantry role in Wiltshire; one battalion is to be based in Catterick in the light role whilst the third light battalion is likely to be based initially in Cyprus. The light battalions will rotate every 3 years whilst the armoured infantry battalion will be permanently located in Warminster. For more information about The Yorkshire Regiment visit their web page which has recently been added to Units and Regiments on the army.mod.uk site