North West Wales

Regimental goat joins Royal Welsh parade in Llandudno

Soldiers from the Royal Welsh with the regimental goat Image copyright Bellis Media

Soldiers from the Royal Welsh have taken part in a parade - joined by L/Cpl Shenkin, the regimental goat.

He led the parade of soldiers along Llandudno promenade to re-affirm the Freedom of the County of Conwy.

Hundreds of residents and holidaymakers turned out to see the march in the shadow of the Great Orme headland, where Kashmir goats are an attraction.

The Royal goat tradition began in 1844 when Queen Victoria presented the Royal Welch Fusiliers with its first one.

The soldiers were accompanied by the Regimental Band of The Royal Welsh, and paraded with colours flying, bayonets fixed and drums beating.

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