K is for Kingly behaviour from the Kashmiri Goat … and if Billy misbehaves as he did – he gets demoted! He’s also been retired, and …
|Kashmiri Feral Goat on Great Orme|
… a new Kashmiri Goat had to be found … it took 30 members of the lst Battalion Welch Fusiliers scouring Great Orme in Llandudno to find our new William Windsor …
This tradition of having goats in the military originated in 1775, when a wild goat walked onto the battlefield in Boston during the American Revolution and led the Welsh regimental colours at the end of the Battle of Bunker Hill.
|Great Orme is a limestone headland, on the north|
coast of Wales next to Llandudno
The Royal Goat feral herd thrive on the Great Orme … with a tradition from 1844 of the British monarchy presenting a Kashmiri Goat to the Royal Welch Fusiliers.
The “Goat Major” is in charge of Fusilier William Windsor II …
|William Windsor 1 in 2000|
I have spelt "Royal Welch Fusiliers" correctly … they were a line of infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Prince of Wales’ Division – founded in 1689 to oppose James II and to take part in the imminent war with France.
It is one of the oldest infantry regiments, hence the archaic spelling of “Welch” …
|The new Fusilier William Windsor II|
At this point – that is enough … further information available from the Wonderful Wiki … but this is how we have a “K” for Kashmiri Goat in the A-Z of 2016!
That is K for a Kicking Kashmiri, actually William Windsor I head-butted a drummer – hence his demotion and subsequent retirement … William Windsor II so far is behaving himself … from Aspects of British County Rare Breeds …
Counties with the letter K …
(note some Counties have been retired!, or amended over historical local government … but some I’ve included)
Northern Ireland: None
Scotland: Kincardineshire; Kinross-shire; Kirkcudbrightshire
Wales: None - but they do have a Kashmiri Goat!
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