One of the main Army units recruiting from South Yorkshire has started a new chapter in its history.
The Yorkshire Regiment’s Third Battalion, formerly the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, has been merged with the two other battalions.
Officially, the former Second Battalion - the old Green Howards - has been axed as part of defence cuts.
The changes mean the old second battalion has been merged with the First and Third Battalions.
The old Third battalion has been renamed the First Battalion - with the historic Dukes name, still used for ceremonies, dropped.
The former First Battalion has been renumbered the Second Battalion.
The changes were marked officially with a parade at Battlesbury Barracks in Wiltshire, where the former Third Battalion is based.
The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, oversaw proceedings as Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment.
Before the merger, the Third Battalion held a series of parades in South Yorkshire last week to mark its freedom of Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley.