Lance Corporal Robert Shirtliff, a dog handler with 1st Military Working Dog Regiment, tells us about his Arms and Explosives Search Dog Ranger the Yellow Labrador, and shows us how he trains Ranger to detect a variety of arms and explosives. His reward for making a find is his Kong toy.
The behind-the-scenes story of the town of Wootton Bassett, whose tributes to fallen soldiers have earned the community the first royal title awarded in over 100 years. Looks at the repatriation of a fallen soldier from the Afghanistan War.
RIP Buster, the dog that completed five tours of duty in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq.
He saved thousands of lives by sniffing out bombs in these war zones. He was 13 and passed away peacefully at his home in Lincolnshire with Flight Sergeant Will Barrow.
You will be missed
At present, those awarded a VC or GC recipients receive a small annuity, worth £2,129 last year.
ABERDEEN ARMED FORCES DAY
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Aberdeen’s Armed Forces Day celebration is one of the city’s showcase events within its Summer Festival Programme, as well as being part of the national Armed Forces Day celebrations.
It features serving military men and women, veteran associations, cadet and youth organisations who all parade down Union Street accompanied by local pipe bands.