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RAF Police Military Working Dog Trials

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RAF Police and their Military Working Dogs competed to be crowned champions in the annual UK Military Working Dog Trials.

Throughout the trials, 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.

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Congratulations to all of the competitors that have taken part in this year’s trial. Military Working Dogs provide a pivotal capability that supports the protection and enablement of Air and Space Power. It is humbling to see the passion and drive that each of the competing teams has shown throughout the competition.

Group Captain Foster-Jones
Provost Marshal

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The winners:

  • Champion: Corporal Shepherd and Alwix - RAF Brize Norton
  • Second place: Corporal Benson and Pacific - RAF Brize Norton
  • Third place: Corporal Pearson and Dingo - RAF Waddington
  • Best obedience and agility - Corporal Greenfield and Tyson - from RAF Waddington
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Corporal Shepherd and Military Working Dog Alwix are Champions of the RAF Police Military Working Dog 2022.
Image shows RAF Police shaking hands and accepting award.
Corporal Benson and Military Working Dog Pacific came second.
Image shows RAF Police shaking hands and accepting award.
Corporal Pearson and Military Working Dog Dingo came third.
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Corporal Greenfield winning the RAF Benevolent Fund McConnell Cup for best obedience and agility with her Military Working Dog Tyson.

The Military Working Dog Trials represent the core values shared between the Handlers and their Dog companions while inspiring the current and future generations of the RAF to develop their skills in the pursuit of excellence.

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RAF Military Working Dogs play a vital role supporting RAF Police Handlers to protect people, fight crime and secure assets, with their sensory superpowers.

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Military Working Dogs are trained at the Defence Animal Training Regiment in Melton Mowbray, before being paired with Handlers to begin building a deep bond with their new masters.

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Listen to InsideAIR on Military Working Dogs