Military Dogs Dangled Out Of Wildcat Ahead Of Military Exercise
The dogs were "remarkably well behaved" during the aerial training exercise.
The two dogs were "remarkably well behaved" given the circumstances (Picture: Royal Navy).
Two British Army dogs have flown through the skies dangling on a winch with their handlers, having taken part in an aerial training exercise.
Sniffer dog Pearl and attack dog Indie, both members of the 1st Military Working Dog Regiment, have previously been taken up for rides in the Wildcat with the Royal Marines to acclimatise them to the noise of the engine.
But never before had they made the trip dangling from a winch.
“We believe this is a first for a Wildcat,” said Flight Observer Lieutenant Alex Halliday.
“Getting both dog and handler safely out the aircraft door and down the wire added a level of complexity on top of how we normally operate, but the dogs were remarkably well behaved given how strange an environment a noisy aircraft must be to them.”