Taffy the Royal Welsh Regiment's goat dies

Taffy with the Royal Welsh Regiment Image copyright MOD
Image caption Taffy with the Royal Welsh Regiment

Taffy, one of the Royal Welsh Regiment's goats used as a ceremonial mascot, has died.

Officially known as Lance Corporal Gwillam Jenkins, he was descended from a blood line of Royal Regimental Goats which have been on parade since 1777.

The regiment's second mascot, Shenkin, will now be the only goat marching during a parade in Cardiff in June.

Taffy's death means a new kid goat will be selected from a herd on Llandudno's Great Orme and prepared for Army life.

A letter has been written to the Queen, informing her of Taffy's death and also asking permission for regiment to select a new goat in the summer.

The Royal Welsh Regiment is based at Lucknow Barracks in Tidworth, Wiltshire.

Image copyright Sergeant Alison Baskerville RLC

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