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The Green Howards

Volume 551: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2012

This is a petition on the 2nd Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment, the Green Howards. The petition states:

The Petition of residents of Teesside and North Yorkshire,

Declares that the 2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards), who served this country loyally since 1688, is both a symbol of and major employer in both Teesside and North Yorkshire.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for Defence to safeguard the jobs of the battalion’s soldiers, and that it further urges the Secretary of State to protect the battalion’s name, badge and proud heritage.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.