The 95th Derbyshire Mercian Regiment has made a visit to Crich Infants’ School.
A Ram mascot has been associated with the regiment for more than 150 years and the 29th regimental ram in the long line of mascots put smiles on the Crich children’s faces.
Mascot ‘Private Derby’ pictured here with one of his handlers Corporal Andrew Skinner, even has his own pay book and draws rations.
The first ram joined the regiment in 1858 and walked nearly 3,000 miles across India with the troops during the Indian Mutiny after a soldier had spotted him tethered in the middle of a town and rescued him. He was later honoured with a medal for his bravery.