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RAF Police UK Military Working Dog Trials 2021

Dog on a triangle shaped ramp. 
Military Working Dog Trials Obedience & Agility.  All images were taken by Senior Aircraftman Ledger, RAF Honington Photographer.

Twelve RAF Police and their dogs have arrived at RAF Honington to battle it out at the RAF Police 2021 UK Military Working Dog Trials.

Competitors from RAF Brize Norton, RAF Benson, RAF Coningsby, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Marham, RAF Northolt and RAF Waddington are competing to be crowned ‘Best in Trade’ and take home the coveted RAF Police Military Working Dog Champion.

Two personnel and dog walking.
Military Working Dog Trials Operational Area Patrol

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.

Muzzled dog is brushed by personnel.
Military Working Dog Trials Inspection of Teams

The twelve teams will be whittled down to five for the final day where they will be tested further in front of our VIP guests including Lady Kemball, Air Officer Commanding Number 2 Group and the Provost Marshal (RAF).

Improvised dog bite, with personnel in protection suit.
Military Working Dog Trials bite work

Follow the Trials on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see the winners announced on Friday 17th September.

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