1st Military Working Dog Regiment

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1st Military Working Dog Regiment, Royal Army Veterinary Corps
A dog handler and dog from 103 Military Working Dog Squadron in Afghanistan during 2011
A dog handler and dog from 103 Military Working Dog Squadron in Afghanistan during 2011
Active 2010–current
Branch British Army
Size 5 Squadrons
Regimental headquarters Chiron Barracks, Sennelager
Motto Vires in Varietate - Strength in Diversity
Engagements War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Website Regimental webpage

The 1st Military Working Dog Regiment, Royal Army Veterinary Corps is a British Army animal unit.[1] It is responsible for providing trained dogs and handlers to support the main brigade of British troops deployed to Afghanistan in Operation Herrick. The regiment was formed on 26 March 2010, and its headquarters is located at Chiron Barracks in Sennelager, Germany.[2]

Composition[edit]

The 1st Military Working Dog Regiment was established to command the Army's five military working dog support units. Until the regimental headquarters had been established these units were independent.[2] As part of forming the regiment, an additional 162 soldiers were assigned to the RAVC.[3] The regiment comprises approximately 284 personnel and 200 dogs.[1] The regimental headquarters and the five squadrons are located in three different bases.[1]

As of 2011, the regiment comprised the following sub-units:[1]

  • Regimental headquarters (Chiron Barracks, Sennelager, Germany)
  • 101 Military Working Dog Squadron (Aldershot Garrison, Aldershot, United Kingdom)
  • 102 Military Working Dog Squadron (Chiron Barracks)
  • 103 Military Working Dog Squadron (Chiron Barracks)
  • 104 Military Working Dog Squadron (St George's Barracks, North Luffenham, United Kingdom)
  • 105 Military Working Dog Squadron (Chiron Barracks)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "1st Military Working Dog Regiment". British Army. Retrieved 25 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Military working dogs parade as a newly formed regiment". British Army. Retrieved 25 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Chesshyre, Robert (20 January 2011). "Dogs of war: sniffer dogs lead the way in Afghanistan". The Telegraph. Retrieved 25 December 2011.