Your Nation and your Regiment value the service given by you to our country. If you are going through hard times, or know of a member of the Regiment or their dependents who are in need of benevolence support, there are Regimental funds available to help.
Our Regimental benevolence funds are now all held by the Yorkshire Regiment. They now administer all ‘Dukes’ benevolence support on our behalf. If you have a need you should seek support and you should not feel embarrassed to do so – the purpose of the funds is to provide a hand up rather than a hand out to those who find themselves in need, usually through no fault of their own.
Normally, before any benevolence case is considered it must be supported by a report from either SSAFA or the Royal British Legion (RBL). Any cases of need that are passed directly to the Yorkshire Regiment RHQ from elsewhere will be referred to SSAFA or the RBL. SSAFA and the RBL have a nationwide network of trained representatives who will arrange a visit and send a report to the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolence Committee. The report provides an independent assessment of the circumstances and benevolence need upon which the Committee can make a decision
The Army Benevolent Fund’s Guidelines are used as the basis for determining all eligibility and need criteria.
A list of useful website links and addresses is below including those for The Yorkshire Regiment Benevolence web page, the RBL and SSAFA:
The Yorkshire Regiment, 3 Tower Street, YORK, YO1 9SB, Tel: 01904 461019.
The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help
The Royal British Legion, Caring and campaigning for our ex-Service community.
Army Benevolent Fund – The Soldiers Charity
Government website listing various welfare benefits you may be entitled to, with online application forms.
Other use websites:
Armed Forces Covenant website.
Army Families Federation, help and advice for all aspects of army life and welfare.
SaBRE – Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers, is an important Ministry of Defence campaign designed to inform employers about the benefits of employing members of the Volunteer Reserve Forces.
The British Korean Veteran’s Association website
Yorkshire Regiment MoD Website
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Help in locating the graves of service personnel killed in WW1, WW2, Korean and the Falkland Islands campaign.
Forces War Records: where you can search military records of over 4 million British Armed Forces personnel exclusively cross matched with over 4000 units of the British Armed Forces going back to before 1630.
Website dedicated to listing war memorials. You can help by submitting your own photos along with a description.
Official MoD Discount Service: Serving members and ex-forces Veterans. Sign up for a ‘Defence Privilege’ card and get savings in the High Street and online stores. Plus other special offers.
British Forces Post Office – Find out about the British Forces Post Office services, how to address mail, BFPO numbers, e-blueys and free mail.
Ministry of Defence Medal Office: check here for eligibility and application details for service medal entitlement. Includes details for next-of-kin to apply for the Elizabeth Cross.
Regimental badges and buttons sewn on blazers. Blazer and trouser alterations