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Van Doos: Batisse, the Royal 22nd's mascot goat, is unemployed

During the First World War, Canada decided to create a military unit that would represent its French-speaking population. As soldiers and peacekeepers, the Royal 22nd Regiment – the famed "Van Doos" – have been among Canada's vanguard in both World Wars, and in hotspots that include Korea, Cyprus, Congo, Bosnia and East Timor. The distinct language and culture of the regiment have afforded unique opportunities, and posed frequent challenges.

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 Budget cuts kill the regiment's band. Will Batisse the 7th be next?

Medium: Television
Program: Newswatch
Broadcast Date: March 3, 1994
Guests: Denis Bernier, Yvan Collin
Reporter: Mark Kelley
Duration: 1:52

Last updated: July 18, 2013

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