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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 Andrew Meek CBE.

Board and Trustees:- Colonel A Drake, Colonel SC Newton, Major DLJ Harrap, Major P Ennis, Captain 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

TEL: 01422 356795

E-Mail: (Veterans Association Administration only, Please do not send historical enquiries to this E-Mail address. see below)

Administration Officer:- Captain John Hogg (Rtd)

Please note that the Association office is only open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


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:


Website Editor:- Richard Harvey.

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Historical Enquiries:

If you have a query regarding Regimental history and events, or former members who served in the Regiment, please use the special request form, which you can find in the  Regimental & Family History Research section of the website.


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