Prince Andrew Opens New York Army Museum

  May 13, 2015 at 1:11 pm by

The Duke of York was in York today to open a new museum dedicated to York’s contribution military.

View the full image at The York Press

View the full image at The York Press

He was asked to officially open the York Army Museum, which has been completely refurbished thanks to a £1 million Heritage Lottery Grant. The museum contains collections from the Royal Dragoon Guards, the Yorkshire Regiment (of which Andrew is the Colonel-in-Chief), and the former Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire.

“In Yorkshire, men and women have served this country very loyally for a very long period of time. The army is about team work and the sum of the part is greater than the individual. This museum shows that and does it by blending and integrating the roles performed by the infantry and cavalry, both in history and where it will go in the future,” the Duke said in his opening speech.

During his visit, Prince Andrew was given a tour of the museum and was able to speak with veterans, including 85-year-old Major (Retired) Michael Dillon, who had donated pieces to the regiment collections.

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