Now that British combat operations in Afghanistan have come to a close, the role of the military working dog (MWD) is changing.
 
In this special report, Forces TV takes a look at the dogs helping to keep our British soldiers safe.
 
A Royal Marine takes his MWD across a water filled ditch in Afghanistan
A Royal Marine takes his MWD across a water filled ditch in Afghanistan
 
DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Military working dogs are an integral part of the frontline team
  • These brave dogs have service numbers just like their handlers
  • The training begins when they are puppies
  • The jobs they take on include IED detection, vehicle searches, and patrolling