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Successive defence cuts and amalgamations have whittled these away to just one: Shenkin, the Persian of the Royal Welsh.
The goat is traditionally looked after by the Regimental Goat Major, who - by logic - is a corporal. This rather grand-sounding position can be viewed as either:
- An honour, or...
- A fucking nuisance extra
Unfortunately (if you're a goat) goats are 'the' favoured ingredient in curries - notably ones manufactured by Gurkhas. Nothing gladdens their hearts quite like ol' Billy being lowered slowly in to the bubbling gastronomic maelstrom - after having his swede whipped off with a deft sweep of the kukri.
The word 'goat' is also used to describe something that has gone horribly wrong, or is a total mess, i.e. a total goat-fuck. A similar state of affairs to a Cake and Arse Party or a Spinning Bow Tie Extravaganza.