THE Duke of York is to head up the new army regiment in Yorkshire.
He has been appointed Colonel in Chief of the new Yorkshire regiment.
He is to take up the role on June 6 the anniversary of the D Day landings.
The Duke of Wellington's Regiment which recruits in Huddersfield, the Green Howards and the Prince of Wales Own regiment, will be formally amalgamated on the day.
The Duke, a Royal Navy veteran, who saw active service in 1982, during the Falklands War, completed his basic fixed wing training at RAF Leeming.
The new Yorkshire regiment was created under the Government's overhaul of the armed forces and includes three battalions, which will preserve the history and heritage of existing regiments.
It is intended to be a more flexible body of troops covering air assault, armoured infantry and light infantry. It will incorporate Territorial Army soldiers.