HISTORY OF MILITARY WORKING DOGS IN AUSTRALIA
Early History: From the early days of World War 1 to Vietnam and the latter years.
Military & Service Working Dog National Monument
In Memory of Sapper Darren Smith & EDD Herbie, KIA, Afghanistan, 7th June 2010
Dedicated, 7th june 2012
Monuments in Australia to Tracker Dogs,
Trackers & Military Working Dogs
Greensborough War Memorial Park. A tribute to the Vietnam Tracker Dogs was unveiled prior to Anzac Day (2018) in the Greensborough War Memorial Park. It features a wooden statue of Tracker Dog Justin and lists the names of all dogs who served in Vietnam. Denis Rowlands was one…
New South Wales
Ballina RSL Museum. Photos of some of the memorabilia from the Ballina RSL Museum under the curator, John “Macca” McCallum, a dog handler for Tracker Dog Caesar during the 1RAR tour of duty of South Vietnam in 1968/1969.
Explosive Detection Dog sculpture at the Australian War Memorial. Dedicated on the 8th October 2015. The sculpture is located near Poppy’s Restaurant.
Wacol: Military & Service Working Dog National Monument & Memorial to Sapper Darren Smith & EDD Herbie, RSPCA Animal Care Campus, Wacol Station Road, Wacol
Goolwa: Trackers Monument, on foreshore south of Railway Station. Moonta: Vietnam Veterans Centre, Military Road, Moonta
Adelaide, Salisbury RSL: Salisbury RSL, cnr Memorial & Orange Avenues, Salisbury. Two Wells RSL Afghanistan Memorial
Berriedale: Australian Trackers & War Dogs Memorial Park, Cameron Park on Lowestoft Bay, Main Road, Berriedale, 7km north of Hobart CBD.
To be the very first person that an enemy soldier sees and not to be able to look for the enemy yourself while you concentrate on any indication of trouble from your dog in front of you...
The Tracker Times
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Lt Col Peter Norbury & WW2 Mine Dogs
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The 2022 AGM has been held with Aaron Barnett being elected President with all other positions remaining the same.Read More
7th June National Military Working Dog Day Parade
7th June 2022: National Military Working Dog Day.Read More
2022 Remembrance Day – 11th November
11th November, Remembrance Day May we remember: those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, those who served, those who suffer, the families of all and those providing support for all. A prayer for those currently serving overseas and all members of our Defence Force. We remember our Infantry Tracker Dogs, the Engineer EDD’s, RAAF MWD’s, Army … Continue reading “2022 Remembrance Day – 11th November”Read More
7th June 2022: National Military Working Dog Day. The day is celebrated with a Parade at the National Military & Service Working Dog Monument, situated at the RSPCA Animal Care Campus, Wacol in Queensland. RAAF & Army Military Dogs along with other Service Dogs attend this ceremony. Military Dog Units throughout Australia conduct their own … Continue reading “Upcoming Events”Read More