Moss Lane Primary School Summer Fair 1973
Chairman & Lady Chairman Lloyd, Head Teacher, Guests, Life Guard and Irish Guardsman with Regimental Mascot
With Thanks to Pat Hughes
The Irish Wolfhound in photograph is 'Fionn' 1967-1977
The Regimental Mascot of the Irish Guards is an Irish Wolfhound who is looked after by a Drummer (Guardsmen of the Corp of Drums are given the rank of Drummer) , and leads the Regiment on all parades. The Mascots are all named after High Kings and Legendary Chieftains of Ireland. The latest Regimental Mascot has been named Aengus after the Irish Warrior King Aengus MacNadfraech. Aengus was baptised by St Patrick as the first Christian King of Munster. During the ceremony St Patrick, without realising it, allowed the pointed end of his crozier to pierce Aengus's foot. Aengus thought that this was part of the Ceremony and endured the pain without uttering a word.

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