On patrol with Arms and Explosives Search Dog Ranger

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.

RIP Buster

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.

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Armed Forces Day


Beach Blvd,

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.