Drawn to Quebec: Billy goats not-so-gruff

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Photo: Illustration © Bethann G. Merkle, 2014

Though parade uniforms, blue capes, and golden horns are eye-catching, the story of the Royal 22e Régimen's mascot outstrips the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Quebec Citadel.

Batisse, as the progression of goats has been known, was a gift from Queen Elizabeth II to the Royal 22e Régiment in 1955.