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Top K9 Award For RAF Northolt Military Working Dog Section

Congratulations to RAF Northolt Military Working Dog section who have been awarded the K9 Military Award by the Worshipful Company of Security Professional

The K9 Military Award is recognition for the outstanding dedication, professionalism and operational achievements by the RAF Police handlers and dogs of RAF Northolt’s Military Working Dog Section.

Members of RAF Northolt’s Military Working Dog Section being presented with their award

This year has seen RAF Northolt’s Military Working Dog (MWD) Section at the forefront of Air Operations, delivering critical output to the whole Force, home unit and the London area. The Teams were required to provided extended cover in counter terrorism operations across the UK and played a key role in ensuring safety and security for the Global Air Chiefs’ Conference by Senior Ministers and over 30 Air and Space Chiefs as to the safety of the venue.

Their utmost professionalism was demonstrated with the sad death of our Late Queen Elizabeth II when RAF Northolt was used for Royal and Government flights and by foreign royalty and dignitaries attending the funeral. Responsibility for the security and safety of the Station and its visitors was successfully supported through the delivery of high-end Military Working Dog activity.

Animal welfare has always been at the heart of Military Working Dog training and husbandry and this Section has a well-deserved reputation for its achievements with dogs experiencing behavioural issues and its success in preparing dogs for rehabilitation prior to rehoming with civilian owners.

Provost Marshal (RAF) Group Captain Russ Forster Jones 

RAF Northolt is the major air hub for royalty, government and official VIP guests of the Royal Family and the Government. In addition, it is the main RAF Station serving London with its policing and security delivered by Number 4 Force Protection Wing. This year has seen exceptional demands on its RAF Police Military Working Dog Section even by recent standards.



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