Royal goat (picture)

#2
Soldiers being illegally forced to applaud the visit of the new Secretary of State for Defence, I think.
 
#3
Armoured Regiments traditionally have a ram as their mascot, as, given our cavalry background, to have a horse like other units would be rather rendundant.
 
#4
That sir, looks to be the Regimental goat of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, but being a Cold war chap I am probabaly at least two amalgamations behind what they are now called!
 

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#5
Welch Regt also had a goat - I have happy memories of it eating the Commodore's roses during a rehearsal for a QBP in Hong Kong in 1968.
 
#8
Idrach said:
Soldiers being illegally forced to applaud the visit of the new Secretary of State for Defence, I think.
I am so glad that 650 men were NOT ordered to applaud the communist shop-steward.

Thankfully, they were paraded to applaud a far more deserving, better looking and intelligent 'person'.

Goats are great - 'take one on if you think you're hard enough' (No Gurkhas allowed) - but sheep are best, oh! yes indeed, lovely.

PS: As a Welshman, I'm amazed that ON THIS SITE the names of the Royal Welch Fusiliers and The Welch Regiment are constantly misspelt. Bliar's Britain!
 
#11
The third Batalion has "Shenkin" as mascot and there is a pub named after the "Goat Major" in Cardiff with loads of photos of the old goats
 
#12
Must update the page soon with the new incumbent.
 
#14
Halcyon said:
Ok, I've just come across this (see picture) and I just had to ask, what is going on?

Conversation between the Goat(with four legs) and sad muppet in unifrom ( two legs) as follows.

Goat: I am NOT walking any further until YOU get your right leg shortened to fit your uniform.

Soldier: (confused that a goat can talk) answers: The "little men with sharp knives" are coming to supper, would YOU like to be on the menu?

Goat: Ask me tommorow.

Soldier: Ohh, OK. Lets plod on then shall we. There are loads of pissed soldiers clapping so as soon as we get passed this lot I can have a pint!
 
#15
oldgoat said:
Halcyon said:
Ok, I've just come across this (see picture) and I just had to ask, what is going on?

Conversation between the Goat(with four legs) and sad muppet in unifrom ( two legs) as follows.

Goat: I am NOT walking any further until YOU get your right leg shortened to fit your uniform.

Soldier: (confused that a goat can talk) answers: The "little men with sharp knives" are coming to supper, would YOU like to be on the menu?

Goat: Ask me tommorow.

Soldier: Ohh, OK. Lets plod on then shall we. There are loads of pissed soldiers clapping so as soon as we get passed this lot I can have a pint!
Never take a Goat on the Pi**, The four legged fcuker will kill to eat a beer soaked beer mat, without a care about knocking all the glasses on said beer mats into the next week, and they tend to wee all over the place, just like squaddy, realy
 
#16
Is this goat a descendant of the the bugger ,the kings regiment kidnapped and painted Green in Minden in 1968
 
#18
Strange looking goat that, it appears to have toes.
 
#19
lsquared said:
PS: As a Welshman, I'm amazed that ON THIS SITE the names of the Royal Welch Fusiliers and The Welch Regiment are constantly misspelt. Bliar's Britain!
While it is the Welch Fusiliers, isn't it the Welsh Regiment?
 
#20
para_medic said:
lsquared said:
PS: As a Welshman, I'm amazed that ON THIS SITE the names of the Royal Welch Fusiliers and The Welch Regiment are constantly misspelt. Bliar's Britain!
While it is the Welch Fusiliers, isn't it the Welsh Regiment?
It is a reversion to the archaic spelling of the word 'Welsh' to 'Welch'. This reversion was authorised for both regiments in 1920 by Army Order. The RWF were raised in 1689 and WELCH in 1719. Personally, I think that The Royal Welsh Regiment should be 'Welch' too, but ......................... . I do not think that Welsh Guards should be 'Welch', far too young and junior a regiment :D
 

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