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This sheep is knitting himself quite the career, as he rams his way up …

One lance corporal in the British Armyrats © military has risen above his herd. Lance Corporal Derby XXX is a sheep, one of seven official mascots in the British Army. He was promoted from private Tuesday as part of his Mercian Regiment s Formation Day.

This is the latest in a long line of Derbys to have served as our Regimental mascot, and not all of them are as well behaved as our newest was today he is well deserving of his promotion! Lt. Col. Ben Wilde said in a statement on the regiment s Facebook page. But today is not all about him: exactly eight years ago the Regiment was formed, and over those years we have developed one of the strongest operational pedigrees in the British Army and so it is important that we celebrate that. Mashable reports he s the 30th in a long line of sheep mascots dating back to the 19th century. Derby assumed his post in 2014. He was promoted for good behavior.

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