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1st Military Working Dog Regiment

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Active  2010–current
Size  4 Squadrons
Branch  British Army
1st Military Working Dog Regiment
Regimental headquarters  St George's Barracks, North Luffenham
Motto(s)  Vires in Varietate - Strength in Diversity
Engagements  War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

The 1st Military Working Dog Regiment, Royal Army Veterinary Corps is a British Army animal unit. 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.

The regiment is scheduled to be consolidated within St George's Barracks, North Luffenham by late 2017.

Composition

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. As part of forming the regiment, an additional 162 soldiers were assigned to the RAVC. As of 2015 the regiment comprised 299 regular soldiers and up to 384 working dogs. At this time 350 reservists were being integrated into the regiment.

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

  • Regimental headquarters (Chiron Barracks, Sennelager, Germany)
  • 101 Military Working Dog Squadron (St George's Barracks, North Luffenham, 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)
  • References

    1st Military Working Dog Regiment Wikipedia


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