Fundraiser Help From British Army War Dogs

Wanted to pass along this article. The British military working dogs are doing a fundraiser to help out a British charity called Help for Heroes.
Attack dogs get their man in Afghanistan
30 April 2008
The Military Working Dogs Section in Afghanistan has come up with a novel way of raising money for the Help for Heroes charity campaign.  The ‘Beat the Dog’ fundraiser event has volunteers paying for the opportunity to see if they can outrun a military attack dog.
The victims, politely referred to as intruders, don a protective bite-suit and helmet before starting their attempt.  Under starter’s orders, the victims who have a substantial head start are released.  Simultaneously, the Army handler advances and releases their dog.  Running in what can only be described as a sumo suit, it is only a matter of time before the dog catches its victim.  Hauling them to the floor and having a good chew on their sleeve.
Lieutenant Richard Campbell described the experience: “You just feel this awesome, powerful animal on your arm.  Once he has got a hold he is taking you down.  I did it for two reasons firstly for charity, and secondly because it is something completely different.”
The competition runs for the duration of 16 Air Assault Brigade’s summer tour and the winner will be the person who gets the furthest along the course before being apprehended and upended by the attack dog.
The event is not only an unusual way of raising money for charity but also provides important training for the dogs.
The Dog Section based in camp Bastion provides handlers and dogs that work in Helmand Province, Kandahar and Kabul.  Military Working Dogs are trained in a variety of tasks from searching for arms and explosives to protecting bases, equipment and personnel.

for the original story go here: http://www.army.mod.uk/news/index.htm

4 Responses to “Fundraiser Help From British Army War Dogs”

  1. I am Ex/servicemen 63para and I have started my own forces website for serving/ex serving men wowmen the site is an information and up to date news site for our forces here and around the world I saw your website and thought that we could have a reciprocal link my site has been on google for only three weeks and is doing well we also have a good few links aswell the website is now being formed for uk.us.nato.and un forces and there family’s I do hope it will be possible to show your website on our site there are many point’s of intrest for our ex/and serving forces and there family’s please do check out my website and hope to show your site on our link many thanks allan

  2. i am an ex-soldier 63para.RCT,and was injuried (blown-up)whilst on duty in the 1970s the reason for my email is that I have set up my own British forces website which includes NATO/US/UN/and other the site is an Information and news site for ex-servicemen and women and serving soldiers and there family but it would be nice to include the K9-corps of the British forces and don’t let us forget them if possible to have a reciprocal links to your site our website has been on google for about four weeks and has had a lot of intrest and we have many links UK/US.Many thanks Allan Dawling/Paul Oliver,Webmaster-pension4army.co.uk

  3. Dear sir about three weeks ago I sent you an email about our website to ask weather it would be possible for you to grant us a reciprocal link to our site at http://www.pension4army.co.uk as stated in my last email our site has been set up as a information and news website for ex-servicemen/women and serving military the site includes UK/US/NATO/UN/and all coalition forces here and across the globe I would hope to include your website on to our site if you could grant us a link could you forward your banner for our site.I myself am ex HM.Forces 63para and the site was set up to give information on one site without searching across the net work.Many Thanks Allan Dawling/Paul Oliver-webmaster at pension4army.co.uk

  4. I admire the time and effort you put into your blog. I wish I had the same drive🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: