Over 200 members of the GHA will gather at the NMA to witness the Dedication of a Memorial Stone on 19 September, the day before Alma Day, which commemorates the 1854 Crimean War battle.
The Stone commemorates those Green Howards who died on operations or training between 1945 and 2006 and all who served in the Regiment. The Stone will be dedicated by the Reverend Richard Cooper in his last duty after 21 years as Regimental Chaplain. General Lord Richard Dannatt, a former Chief of the General Staff and Colonel of the Regiment, will give the Address.
The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment) was raised in 1688 and served the Crown until 2006 when it amalgamated with two other Yorkshire Infantry regiments to form today's Yorkshire Regiment. 18 Green Howards were awarded the Victoria Cross. In recent years this single Battalion regiment provided two Chiefs of the Defence Staff (Field Marshal Lord Inge and General Lord Houghton) and two Chiefs of the General Staff (Generals Lord Inge and Lord Dannatt). Colonel Clive Mantell (Represenative Colonel and Chairman GHA) and Major Tony Warriner (Secretary GHA) both joined the Regiment in 1969, served in the same rifle company in the 1980s, and have worked together in the Association since 2014.Read more