TROOPS MOURN MASCOT
(Cavalry News 6 Div Cav Commando May 1987)
Soldiers at Holsworthy's 2 Cavalry Regiment are mourning the death of their special mascot. It was a female Australian wedgetail eagle, named Sergeant Courage .
The bird died of a kidney infection after 20 years service with the regiment.
Enlisted at the age of six weeks in 1967, Sergeant Courage enjoyed a remarkable career.
One of the highlights included an introduction to the Queen in Canberra in 1972.
"Not always a lady but pride of our regiment," was the tribute the soldiers paid to their gallant Sergeant Courage.