Watchman mascot could be gifted 'freedom' title
4 Images A FORMER regimental mascot could once again take its place alongside soldiers on parade if town leaders approve a motion.
The Staffordshire Regiment mascot Watchman proudly accompanied the unit on ceremonial duties before it became the Mercian Regiment in 2007.
Following the merger, all units in the regiment adopted a ram - Lance Corporal Derby - as the official mascot, taking away Watchman's status with the regiment.
But Robert Pritchard, deputy leader of Tamworth Borough Council, which has granted Watchman "freedom of the borough', has now asked East Staffordshire Borough... read more
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