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A lance corporal of the 1st Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers with the unit's 'stand in' mascot, 'George' the Otterhound, 2015

Digital photograph by Corporal Daniel Wiepen, 2015.

In January 2016, the Secretary of State for Defence, in answer to a question from Andrew Gwynne MP, regarding the number of animal mascots in the British Army made this statement in relation to 'George',

'As their traditional Regimental Mascot, an Indian black buck, is now an endangered species, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers have adopted a British Otterhound as their stand-in Regimental Mascot; he holds the rank of Fusilier and is fed dog food.'

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NAM. 2017-08-3-43


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