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IMAGE number
NAM5927204
Title
A regimental goat of the Royal Welch Fusiliers with his goat major and a farrier, 1950 circa (b/w photo)
Artist
Unknown photographer, (20th century)
Location
National Army Museum, London
Medium
black and white photograph
Date
1950 (C20th)
Description
A regimental goat of the Royal Welch Fusiliers with his goat major and a farrier, 1950 circa. Photograph, 1950 circa. The Royal Welch Fusiliers’ relationship with goats dates back to an incident at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775, during the American War of Independence. A wild goat is reputed to have strayed onto the battlefield and led the Royal Welsh Fusiliers' colour party from the field. A goat has served with the Regiment and its successor units ever since. In 1884 Queen Victoria presented the Regiment with a Kashmir goat from her royal herd. Subsequently, the Royal Welsh have obtained all their regimental goats as a gift from the monarch. This means that they are deemed ranking members of the Regiment rather than mascots.
Photo credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
mascot / animal / portrait / group / goat / farrier / profession / black and white / photograph / 20th century / Photograph / Photography / Mzphoto
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