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DWR Regimental Association BadgeThe Association exists to preserve the camaraderie and memory of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding), the ‘Dukes’:

The principal functions of the Association are to:

Organise and support Regimental events and activities.

Provide a focus for the Association Branches and Branch Standard Bearers.

Notify our members of important Regimental occasions,

Pass on news of our Regimental family.

Support the Yorkshire Regiment – our successor Regiment and the custodian of our heritage.

President:- Brigadier (Ret’D) Andrew Meek CBE.

Board and Trustees:- Colonel (Ret’d) A Drake, Colonel (Ret’d) SC Newton, Major (Ret’d) DLJ Harrap, Major (Ret’d) P Ennis, Captain (Ret’d) John Hogg.

The Board members are also Trustees of the Regimental Trust Fund. They meet twice a year to set out plans for future activities and events and set priorities for expenditure from the Regimental Trust Funds. The Trust Funds are charities in their own right and responsible to the Charity Commissioners for meeting the objects of the funds, a principal one being the support of the Regiment and its esprit de corps.


Regimental Association Office:

The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding)
Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Road
West Yorkshire

Administration Officer:- Captain John Hogg (Ret’d)

TEL: 01422 356795

E-Mail: (Veterans Association Administration only)

Please note that the Association office is only open on Tuesday.


Regimental Association Branches:-


Secretary:  Mr P. R. Taylor, 7 Amy Street, Ovenden, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 5QB.

Meeting Venue:  14:30 hrs, on the second Tuesday of each month, in the Percy Shaw Pub, Broad Street Plaza, Halifax.


Secretary:  Mrs P. Harley, 55 Daws Royd, Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8SN

Meeting Venue:  20:00hrs, on the last Friday of each month, in the WO’s and Sgt’s Mess, at Huddersfield Drill Hall, St Peters Street.


Secretary:  Mr D. Connor. Tel: 07258 672114

Meeting Venue:  19:00hrs, on the last Friday of the month, in Keighley Drill Hall Bar, Drill Street (off Lawkholme Lane) Keighley, BD21 3EA.


Secretary:   Mr C. Withers, 18 Wheel Lane, Grenoside, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S35 8RN.

Meeting Venue:  20:00hrs, on the second Tuesday of each month, in the 38 Signals Regiment WO’s and Sgt’s Mess, Manor Top, Sheffield, South Yorkshire.


Secretary:  Mrs M. Bell. Tel: 01756 790155. E-Mail:

Regimental Association Branch Standards, accompanied by the Huddersfield & District Army Veterans Association Standard


Regimental Website: 

Website Editor: Richard Harvey.



Archives Manager: Lt-Col (Ret’d) Peter Cole.

E-Mail: (General Admin only – For historical and archive enquiries see below)


Historical Enquiries:

If you have a query regarding the Regimental history and events, or former serving members, please use the archives research request form, which you can find in the  ‘Regimental & Family History Research‘ section of the website.

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