News & Events
- Iron Duke Journal – WW1 Centenary Special Edition A Special WW1 Supplement Edition of the Iron Duke has been published, for online distribution only, by Tim Nicholson. Below is Tims introduction to the Journal, which is available for free download here:- The Iron Duke, The Great War, Centenary Articles. NB: All editions of the Iron Duke from No.1 (May 1925) to No.285 (Autumn 2018) have ... Read more...
- Dukes Memorial Books The following message is from Terry Butterworth at Holidays for Heroes. Hello all Ex ‘Dukes’ The books I, Richard Harvey and Scott Flaving have compiled, commemorating the Memorial and the ‘Dukes’ close relationship with Halifax arrived today. They consist of some real leather bound books in a presentation box for Town Hall’s and the Regimental Museum, etc, ... Read more...
- ‘Dukes’ Reunion 2020 – At the Barum Top, Halifax The next Wetherspoons Reunion event is hoped to be on Saturday the 4th of April, 2020. Read more...
- Holocaust Memorial Day – Colonel Nick Borwell To All members. Colonel Nick Borwell will be giving a short talk, in Halifax Minster, as part of Holocaust Memorial Day, on the part 1DWR played in protecting the Bosnians of Gorazde from the Serbian Army during the Yugoslavian Civil War of 1994. Essentially they prevented a similar massacre/ ethnic cleansing of the Bosnians by Ratko ... Read more...
- Barnsley – Armed Forces Commemorative Walkway Barnsley Council unveiled a Commemorative Armed Forces Walkway, on Westgate, by the Barnsley 6th Form College, at the rear of the Town Hall, at 12:30hrs on Wednesday 27th Nov 2019. The walkway initially has 12 black granite flagstones, with the Badges of Regiments associated with Barnsley carved into them. One of which has the association logo ... Read more...
- Halifax Boer War Memorial – Rededication, 7th November, 2019 As many will be aware the Soldiers War Memorial, in West View Park was vandalised several years back. The Memorial, unveiled in 1904 and usually called the Boer War Memorial, was built to commemorate 73 soldiers from the Parish who lost their lives during the Boer Wars of 1880-1 and 1899-1902; plus two more from ... Read more...
- ‘Dukes’ Reunion – Halifax Wetherspoons, 1st October, 2019 – 12:30 hrs onwards Wetherspoons, Barum Top Inn, Halifax – Start approx 12:30—13:30 Read more...
- Lt Col Walter Robins – Funeral Dear Sirs and Gentlemen It is with great regret that we have been advised of the death of Walter Robins on Wednesday 3rd of April in hospital. Walter was a Korean Vet where he served as Signal Pl Sgt. Walter later became RSM and Quartermaster of the 1st Bn and subsequently Quartermaster at Sandhurst Military Academy. Walter ... Read more...
- Regimental Memorial Unveiling – 17th May 2019 The Regimental memorial dedicated to the 304 years of service given by the Regiment to the nation and its historic ties to the people of the West Riding will be unveiled in Halifax on Friday 17th May 2019. The memorial is a celebration of our common ‘Dukes’ heritage, it is an acknowledgement of all those who ... Read more...
- ‘Dukes’ Reunion – Halifax Wetherspoons, Saturday 6th April, 2019 – 12:30 hrs onwards Wetherspoons, Barum Top Inn, Halifax – Start approx 12:30—13:30 Read more...