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.