It was good to see some of our members in the town photographing the Mercian Regiment. They looked immaculate and made me proud to see them. However, I thought the goat stole the centre stage. Sorry lads! Her are a few of my snaps to get us started:
Love the images Pete, but don’t tell the Ram you called it a Goat! The Ram a solider in its own right was perfect on the day and I do think its a scene stealer. You certainly got better angles than me. Certainly great set of photographs worthy of the Regiment.
This reply was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by meg cumming.
Thanks for correcting me Meg and apologises to Private Derby, the ram. Here’s some notes about the star player:-
Private Derby, a Swaledale ram, is the official mascot of the Mercian Regiment. He was the mascot of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment which inherited Private Derby from a predecessor regiment, the Sherwood Foresters, which in turn inherited him from The 95th Derbyshire Regiment. Private Derby became the mascot of the Mercian Regiment when it was formed in 1 September 2007. The ram mascot is a central part of the Regiment’s history and tradition and its association with the home counties of its predecessor regiments. It is a symbol of pride for the Regiment and is extremely popular with the public when it makes appearances.