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SA Army Museum, MWD section

South Australian Army Museum

An MWD section is being created within the South Australian Army Museum at Keswick Barracks, Adelaide under the watchful eye of Peter Haran.

MWD Jeep being presented with his Canine Service Medal

Medal Presentation at RAAF Base Edinburgh

The presentation of Canine Service Medal to MWD Jeep at RAAF Base Edinburgh also included the Canine Service Medal for MWD Faith who recently passed away. A Rose bush was planted in memory of MWD Faith. Among those present were Wing Commander Andrew Beggs, Cpl David Brett, Cpl Carmen Thompson,...

For Sale: National Trust Desk Diary 2016

National Trust Desk Diary 2016

Dogs in Australian Life

This Diary records the variety of skills and depth of devotion to their work shown by dogs of many breeds (sometimes rescue dogs) trained to...

The painting "Silent Guardians"

On the 15th & 16th August 2015 the ADFTWDA will be at the Sydney Dog Lovers Show, Horden Pavilion. Presentations will be given in the MWD Tribute area at midday & 3.00pm on both days. The painting "Silent Guardians" will be on display & on Sunday (...

7th June Ceremony National Military Working Dog Day

Many thanks to all those who participated in the National Military Working Dog Day Ceremony. The recognition of MWD's & their value & importance to the Military cannot be underestimated.

The Catafalque Party from 3 Military Cadet Unit, the RAAF Padre, The Amberley Brass Band...

Tracking Dog in a Minefield

Vietnam War veteran (and my dad) Peter Haran on how tracking dog Caesar saved his life. Film by Brady Haran. "Trackers", the best-selling book by Peter Haran

Dogs of War on and off the battlefield

Dogs - like Lucky, a 22-month -old border collie-blue heeler cross - do vital work supporting Australian soldiers... but not always where and how you'd expect.

Australian awards for bravery animals include the War Dog Operational Medal, the Canine Service...


Thanks to help from RAAF personnel we were granted a slot to set up a display to sell merchandise & promote the history of Military Working Dogs at the Avalon Air Show. The show was a great success & with help from Keun McPherson & John Featherston as well as RAAF...