RIP Shenkin – ‘to­tal poser who loved a crowd’

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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.

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