1 Yorks Nativity

The 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (1YORKS) have joined forces with members of the community of Warminster to attempt to break a world record for the most people to take part in a Christmas Nativity.

Adam Powney was there and spoke with Lieutenant Colonel Jim Kennedy, who is the Commanding Officer of the Battalion.

The event, which took place in the Warminster Town Park in Wiltshire, was an attempt to break the current record of 1,254 people to participate in a nativity. Hundreds turned up dressed as shepherds, angels, wise men and women and were joined by ‘Charlie’ the donkey, who made the Nativity scene complete. The Royal Artillery Band played carols throughout.

Photo by Cpl Pete Brown (Army Photographer/Crown Copyright)

The relationship between the people of Warminster and 1 YORKS has over the years become a close and special one which was cemented in 2012 when the Battalion was afforded the Freedom of the Town, an honour which is held with great pride. This special community event is one of many that have taken place over the years.

Photo by Cpl Pete Brown (Army Photographer/Crown Copyright)

Unfortunately the record was not broken but everyone agreed that it brought the community of Warminster and its military family even closer.