En­emy all in a day’s work

Townsville Bulletin - - DEFENDERS -

ey are very sen­si­tive and dogs can in­di­cate the ce of the en­emy a kilo­away. top of that, we do clear­rols so our dogs will go ront of us off the lead to ut and clear the area beur pa­trol goes through kes it all clear.

“If there is any­one, they can go and en­gage them with lethal force.”

Pte Pen­ning said he had held a few dif­fer­ent jobs within the ADF but work­ing with Spot over the past 12 months was by far his favourite.

“I love be­ing a dog han­dler,” he said. “I’ve al­ways got my best mate with me 24/ 7.

“Spot has got my back and I’ve got his and he will de­fend me un­til his last breath and I would do the same.”

It wasn’t all fun and dog­gie games at Bat­tle Group Can­nan.

Pri­vate Si­mon Walk­den, 25, also from the 1st Mil­i­tary Po­lice Bat­tal­ion, which was at­tached to 3rd Brigade, demon­strated the art of dig­ging a safety pit.

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G and Mil­i­tary Po­lice an Sabre 2017.

Townsville- based Mil­i­tary Po­lice Pri­vate Si­mon Walk­den, dig­ging a blast pit. Pic­tures: WES­LEY MONTS

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