A Tradition, dating back to Persia's Mohammad Shah Qajar's State visit to the UK in 1837
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The tradition of animal mascots is not unique to the British Army. It is often a humorous way of breaking the ice between officers and soldiers of all ranks conditioned by the rigidity of Army life. It is also an opportunity for the military to pay an affectionate tribute to the animal kingdom...

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