Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Goat Major L/Cpl Ryan Arthur of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh, leads the regiment's goat William Windsor on his retirement parade Wednesday May 20, 2009. The Royal Welsh Regiment is saying so long to a military buddy. After seven years of U.K. Army service, Billy the goat, whose full name is William Windsor, has retired amid pomp and ceremony Wednesday. The battalion has had a goat in its ranks for more than 200 years. To this day, the regimental goat marches in front of the battalion at ceremonies.