Royal Irish mark St Patrick's Day with shamrocks in Shropshire

It was also a chance for the personnel to be together before their deployment to Mali in May.

About 200 soldiers from the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiment marked St Patrick's Day by parading with shamrocks in Shropshire.

It gave the personnel a chance to be together before deploying to Mali in May.

The soldiers were led by their very own iconic mascot at the weekend event.