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Regimental Pony Who Tried To Eat The Queen's Flowers Promoted

An Army Shetland pony who made the news when he tried to eat the Queen's posy, has been promoted.

An Army Shetland pony who made the news when he tried to eat the Queen's posy, has been promoted.

The mascot of The Royal Regiment of Scotland is based at Redford Barracks, Edinburgh.

Lance Corporal Cruachan the 4th is now being made a Corporal.

He's nine, and has been the mascot since 2012, when the previous pony retired after twenty years in the job.

Pony Major Mark Wilkinson is responsible for Cruachan's upkeep, behaviour, training and by forming a strong bond with such a famous Shetland pony, has seen the pair of them travel the length and breadth of the UK for Cruachan's appearance at many ceremonial events.

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