Wednesday, December 1, 2010

You crazy Bastards! Penguin knighted

ESCAPADES CATEGORY: Animals in the military

I always appreciate the eccentricities of military ceremonies, especially when they are ridiculous. In 2008 the King of Norway bestowed knighthood on a penguin in Scotland who has become the mascot of the King's Guard. This bird is was earlier made "Colonel and Chief of the Norwegian Army". I think this is the highest ranking animal that I know of. The working dogs in Iraq were usually Staff Sergeants or Sergeant First Class.

I wonder if they will let this penguin participate in NATO exercises in Norway.

BBC Story

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