The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge see how Melton military dog trainers teach Pakistani army handlers


Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have seen first-hand how training delivered at Melton’s Defence Animal Training Regiment (DATR) is being replicated over 5,000 miles away in Pakistan.

The visit of Prince William and Kate to the new Pakistan Army Canine Centre in Islamabad – part of a four-day royal tour – gave them the chance to see first hand how the defence partnership between the host nation and the UK has developed over the past 10 years.

Skills learned by the handlers at the town camp are helping the Pakistan security forces tackle the country’s Improvised Explosive Device (IED) threat.

A team of six military working dog handlers from the Pakistan Army’s Remount Veterinary and Farm Corps returned home recently from a six-week explosive detection dog handling course held at the Remount Barracks in Melton.

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Source: Milton Times