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Army mascots go head-to-head before Changing of the Guard​

Thousands of spectators were given a rare treat as two famed Army mascots went on parade as part of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. 

With the 1st Battalion Irish Guards taking over The Queen’s Guard from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment a plan had been put in place for the regiments’ mascots to meet on the palace forecourt. 

The Mercian Regiment’s Swaledale Ram, Private Derby XXXI did meet The Irish Guards’ Irish Wolfhound, Domhnall at Wellington Barracks but a prestigious handover of duties at The Queen’s residence did not go ahead. 

Unfortunately, en route to the dismounting parade, the wool-coated soldier was deemed unfit for duty and was marched to Wellington Barracks to be cared for. 

Monday's Changing of the Guard marked the end of this year’s Public Duties for 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment, which has seen its troops guarding Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace, the Tower of London and Windsor Castle. 


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