RAF Police Military Working dog teams have arrived at RAF Honington to battle it out at the RAF Police 2022 Military Working Dog Trials.
Competitors from across the Royal Air Force are competing to be crowned ‘Top Dog’ and take home the coveted RAF Police Military Working Dog Champion. 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.
This week each team will be tested in a variety of operational scenarios which includes the 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. Military Working Dogs play a vital role supporting RAF Police Handlers to protect people and fight crime. Equipped with their sensory superpowers, the Dogs are a strength unrivalled by the most advanced modern technology.
The teams will be whittled down for the final day, where the teams will be tested further in front of VIP guests including Provost Marshal (RAF) Group Capitan Russ Foster-Jones.
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The winners of the 2022 Military Working Dog Trials will be announced on Thursday 10 November.