RIP Shenkin – ‘total poser who loved a crowd’
went. He was a symbol of the great traditions of The Royal Welsh.”
Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Chris Kilminster, regimental secretary of The Royal Welsh, said: “LCpl Shenkin was always very steady on parade and was immaculate at the presentation of new colours to the Regiment by Her Majesty The Queen in 2015 at, what was then named, the Millennium Stadium. He had a real rapport with the public, across all ages.”
The process of finding Shenkin’s successor from the Royal Herd at the Great Orme will soon begin.
Meanwhile, Llywelyn, the Regimental Mascot for 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh, will assume Shenkin’s duties, including leading the Welsh rugby team out for the autumn internationals at the Principality Stadium.
The case for official mascot recognition is presented before the Army Honours and Distinction Committee, and by receiving official status the mascot attains a regimental number and assumes proper rank.