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Hounds for Heroes visit Tactical Medical Wing

Tactical Medical Wing recently had the pleasure of hosting Hounds for Heroes founder Allen Parton with his remarkable and intelligent dog ET.

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Hounds for Heroes train assistance dogs for those who have become disabled through injury or illness whilst serving in the Military or the Emergency Services. The Wing were treated to Allen’s inspiring story of how ET changed his life after being injured in the Royal Navy, how the charity was founded and the work they do transforming the lives of so many.

Photo - Hounds for Heroes founder Allen Parton and assistance dog ET posed with 99 Squadron aircrew in front of a Globemaster (C-17) aircraft

Corporal Kaisy Hindley Flight Nurse said:

“Allen took us on a rollercoaster of emotion and had everyone laughing and crying in equal measure throughout the whole talk.  It was a privilege and a humbling experience to meet Allen and ET, it definitely made a difference to all the team at Tactical Medical Wing.  It was inspiring to hear how the Hounds can help people and how much they have transformed the lives of so many owners and their families so far. The vision of the charity is to continue expanding and training more Hounds to make a difference to as many people as they can. The Charity manage solely on donations from the public and appreciate the generosity of all those who fundraise and donate to the”

Corporal Kaisy Hindley
Flight Nurse

Photo - Hounds for Heroes assistance dog ET posed in front of a 99 Squadron Globemaster (C-17) aircraft

During the visit Allen and ET were given a background tour of 99 Squadron and an even closer look at the Globemaster (C-17) aircraft.

Allen said:

"It is such a huge privilege to be invited back into the Armed Forces family and see the incredible work that is conducted. To spend the day in the company of such inspirational group of people was amazing and a reminder of a way of life lost to me so many moons ago. Being ex Royal Navy and on an RAF base the banter was brills and relentless but the genuine welcome given to ET was truly humbling. All my previous dogs have visited the base and now ET has followed on in some big paw prints too. Thank you all for such a genuinely warm welcome to both dog and humans yesterday. It was such a privilege and so nice to spend the day back with my services family”

Allen Parton
Hounds for Heroes Founder


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