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avatar New Kid to Replace Army Goat
May 20, 2009 12:27PM
William "the Goat" Windsor

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2009/05/20/9510311-ap.html



Goat discharged from British army

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


LONDON - The Royal Welsh Regiment is saying farewell to a four-legged military buddy.

After seven years of U.K. Army service, Billy the goat, whose full name is William Windsor, retired amid pomp and ceremony today. The nine-year-old will enjoy his retirement at a zoo outside of London.

The battalion has had a goat in its ranks for more than 200 years in a tradition that dates to the U.S. Revolutionary War when a wild goat wandered onto a battlefield and ended up leading the regimental colours at the end of a battle.

To this day, the regimental goat marches in front of the battalion in ceremonies.

Billy's replacement will be unveiled next month when a kid will be selected from a herd in north Wales.



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/20/2009 12:40PM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: Some Kid to Replace Army Goat
May 20, 2009 12:40PM
Sweet! Time to quit the job and head to Wales!
avatar Re: New Kid to Replace Army Goat
May 20, 2009 02:29PM
... and all this time you were wondering why the British lost The Empire.
avatar Re: New Kid to Replace Army Goat
May 20, 2009 02:57PM
The Good ol' US of A loves Goats too:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_the_Goat

btw... I love the "This article may require cleanup..." at the top of the page

Goat Stop
avatar Re: New Kid to Replace Army Goat
May 20, 2009 04:42PM
Be certain to check out all of the proud offerings of the Goat Boat:
http://goatboat.com/Home_Page.php



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/20/2009 05:42PM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: New Kid to Replace Army Goat
May 20, 2009 05:37PM
Nice Fro on that lion.
Ya Mon... we gots ly-ons in Jaaaamaica mon...
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