William de Goat: The Story of Air Commodore William de Goat DSO DFC, the extraordinary Mascot of 609 (West Riding) Squadron during the Second World War

Then we were up in the air; I tried to move around but was restrained. I really was special – they even took me flying!

William certainly was a special goat and here he tells his story of the time he spent looking after his boys of 609 (West Riding) Squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force from 1941-1945. With a little help from Brian Waite, who interjects here and there to fill us in on some of the details, we get an amazing picture of what this special, morale-boosting creature experienced as the official mascot and the highest ranking officer to serve with 609 (West Riding) Squadron.


  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Athena Press (28 Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10:184748283X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847482839
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.5 x 20.3 cm

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