S.Atlantic : JSPSUDOG SECTION LET THE DOGS LOOSE FOR CHARITY
Submitted by SARTMA.com (Juanita Brock) 17.07.2011 (Article Archived on 31.07.2011)
Following the highly successful Big Salute charity auction held by BFBS in June, the Falkland Islands Company came away with the highly valued prize of ‘bite your boss’ by donating £240 to the cause.
JOINT SERVICE POLICE AND SECURITY UNIT DOG SECTION LET THE DOGS LOOSE FOR CHARITY
Following the highly successful Big Salute charity auction held by BFBS in June, the Falkland Islands Company came away with the highly valued prize of ‘bite your boss’ by donating £240 to the cause. In a display of huge good will to the members of the company and wider FI audience, and despite the less than pleasant weather, the JSPSU Dog Section agreed to conduct an extra demonstration on the waterfront in Stanley on 9th July. Having deployed with a variety of patrol dogs in tow, spectators were treated to a number of brave individuals, including Sue Buckett, Graham McNanus and Alfie Hobman donning the ‘bite’ suit before attempting to escape from the clutches of Rex and his handler SAC Hardman. Suffice to say none managed to achieve this, but much fun was had in the process by all those who tried.
Participants and spectators had the opportunity to see the ‘softer’ side of the Dog Section with Shadow (who was sporting a particularly eye catching union flag dog jacket) and his handler SAC Storer. Having served the forces for the past 7 years, Shadow will retire shortly to take up the mantle of Camp Mascot at MPC. The morning displayed the high levels of training conducted by the members of the Dog Section, easily facilitated by the unique training environment offered by the Falkland Islands.
Members of FIC will be making the journey to MPC in the coming weeks to receive the rest of their ‘bite the boss’ prize.
Sgt Carter, head of the Dog Section commented:
‘The team and dogs all received a very warm welcome from the community and we were delighted to be able to assist the FIC in raising money for a very worthwhile cause by demonstrating our roles.’