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RAF police military working dog trials champion 2023

In a barking good showdown of canine prowess, RAF Police Cpl Hall and their four-legged companion, the incredible Military Working Dog Sepp, have emerged as the top dogs of the 2023 RAF Police Military Working Dog Trials.

Cpl Hall and Sepp have been exceptional throughout the competition and were thrilled to accept their trophy from Provost Marshal (RAF) Group Captain Russ Foster-Jones and Station Commander RAF Marham Group Captain Fred Wigglesworth.

RAF Police Corporal Hall is crowned the 2023 RAF Police Military Working Dog Trials Champion

Coming in second place were Corporal Stubbs and Arko also from RAF Marham and third place went to Corporal Paine and Kenzo from RAF Benson.

Corporal Stubbs and Arko from RAF Marham were awarded second place
Corporal Paine and Kenzo from RAF Benson were awarded third place

Throughout the week, competitors were tested in a variety of operational scenarios including core skills of agility and obedience, threat perception during day and night patrols, and a dog’s ability to track and trace intruders through wind scent capabilities.

Other award recipients were:

Cpl Crockhart and Tobi from RAF Lossiemouth won the McConnell Cup, for Best Obedience and Agility.
Cpl Willetts and Rada from RAF Lossiemouth won the Von Wolf Trophy for the Best Vehicle Search Team.
Cpl Carré and Amy from RAF Lossiemouth won the Drissell Trophy for the Best Police Dog Team. Cpl Carré was unable to attend so Sgt Bain collected the trophy on her behalf.
Cpl Plant and Indy from RAF Coningsby won the Lady Kemball Trophy for the Best Drug Detection Team.

These remarkable RAF Police teams and their K-9 companions have truly shown the world that when it comes to safeguarding and serving, they are the ultimate top dogs. Congratulations to all the winners and their paw-some partners for a job well done!