Airborne Sniffer Dog

#2
We had Para-Dogs during WW2 - one of them is buried with his 19 year-old handler (Pte Emil 'Jack' Corteil, 9 Para) in Ranville. According to one of Pte Corteil's comrades, the dog, Glen, loved to jump and was always at the front of the stick (I'd always assumed they were strapped to the handler as in this picture, but not so, according to this account). However, on D-Day, Glen was terrified by the flak coming up and froze in the doorway, forcing the Paras to shove him bodily out of the aircraft!
 
#3
See I can't ever imagine a dog that loves being thrown out of an aircraft.
 

the_boy_syrup

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#4
Do you think he calls the other sniffer dogs "hats" and bangs on about his Para Pay alot
Bet he walks with his front paw turned forward so he can show everyone his wings

Someone will be along in a minute to remind us no British Airborne Dog has jumped Operationally since Suez
 
#5
the_boy_syrup said:
Do you think he calls the other sniffer dogs "hats" and bangs on about his Para Pay alot
Bet he walks with his front paw turned forward so he can show everyone his wings

Someone will be along in a minute to remind us no British Airborne Dog has jumped Operationally since Suez
:D

He probably wears a scrim lead and his fur has woolen cuffs at the paw too.

I'd be willing to bet if you look close enough he'll have an airbourne tattoo.
 
#6
Closet_Jibber said:
the_boy_syrup said:
Do you think he calls the other sniffer dogs "hats" and bangs on about his Para Pay alot
Bet he walks with his front paw turned forward so he can show everyone his wings

Someone will be along in a minute to remind us no British Airborne Dog has jumped Operationally since Suez
:D

He probably wears a scrim lead and his fur has woolen cuffs at the paw too.

I'd be willing to bet if you look close enough he'll have an airbourne tattoo.
I bet 3 Para Mortars have a poodle or one of those little yappy things with a DZ flash coloured ribbon on top of it's head
 
#7
Closet_Jibber said:
the_boy_syrup said:
Do you think he calls the other sniffer dogs "hats" and bangs on about his Para Pay alot
Bet he walks with his front paw turned forward so he can show everyone his wings

Someone will be along in a minute to remind us no British Airborne Dog has jumped Operationally since Suez
:D

He probably wears a scrim lead and his fur has woolen cuffs at the paw too.

I'd be willing to bet if you look close enough he'll have an airbourne tattoo.
And drinks at the Traf.
 
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Bottleosmoke

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#8
mistersoft said:
Closet_Jibber said:
the_boy_syrup said:
Do you think he calls the other sniffer dogs "hats" and bangs on about his Para Pay alot
Bet he walks with his front paw turned forward so he can show everyone his wings

Someone will be along in a minute to remind us no British Airborne Dog has jumped Operationally since Suez
:D

He probably wears a scrim lead and his fur has woolen cuffs at the paw too.

I'd be willing to bet if you look close enough he'll have an airbourne tattoo.
And drinks at the Traf.
With his bitch who also has a tattoo or two!
 
#9
mistersoft said:
Closet_Jibber said:
the_boy_syrup said:
Do you think he calls the other sniffer dogs "hats" and bangs on about his Para Pay alot
Bet he walks with his front paw turned forward so he can show everyone his wings

Someone will be along in a minute to remind us no British Airborne Dog has jumped Operationally since Suez
:D

He probably wears a scrim lead and his fur has woolen cuffs at the paw too.

I'd be willing to bet if you look close enough he'll have an airbourne tattoo.
And drinks at the Traf.
There's been a few dogs in the Traf,none of them had Airbourne tats though :) :)
 
#11
jarrod248 said:
Forastero said:
I'll bet tropper has jumped with two dogs.
Partly correct they could jump but first he learnt them to fly and after that they thought themselves above it.
I thought he was so old & blind that the only way he could tell to adopt a PLF position was that the dogs' leads had gone slack?
 
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Bottleosmoke

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#13
Gungythree said:
mistersoft said:
Closet_Jibber said:
the_boy_syrup said:
Do you think he calls the other sniffer dogs "hats" and bangs on about his Para Pay alot
Bet he walks with his front paw turned forward so he can show everyone his wings

Someone will be along in a minute to remind us no British Airborne Dog has jumped Operationally since Suez
:D

He probably wears a scrim lead and his fur has woolen cuffs at the paw too.

I'd be willing to bet if you look close enough he'll have an airbourne tattoo.
And drinks at the Traf.
There's been a few dogs in the Traf,none of them had Airbourne tats though :) :)
Now that isnt true at all really.
 
#14
Bottleosmoke said:
Gungythree said:
mistersoft said:
Closet_Jibber said:
the_boy_syrup said:
Do you think he calls the other sniffer dogs "hats" and bangs on about his Para Pay alot
Bet he walks with his front paw turned forward so he can show everyone his wings

Someone will be along in a minute to remind us no British Airborne Dog has jumped Operationally since Suez
:D

He probably wears a scrim lead and his fur has woolen cuffs at the paw too.

I'd be willing to bet if you look close enough he'll have an airbourne tattoo.
And drinks at the Traf.
There's been a few dogs in the Traf,none of them had Airbourne tats though :) :)
Now that isnt true at all really.
None had Airbourne,although some had Airborne :)
 
#15
Closet_Jibber said:
the_boy_syrup said:
Do you think he calls the other sniffer dogs "hats" and bangs on about his Para Pay alot
Bet he walks with his front paw turned forward so he can show everyone his wings

Someone will be along in a minute to remind us no British Airborne Dog has jumped Operationally since Suez
:D

He probably wears a scrim lead and his fur has woolen cuffs at the paw too.

I'd be willing to bet if you look close enough he'll have an airbourne tattoo.
You say that like its a bad thing!
 
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Bottleosmoke

Guest
#16
Gungythree said:
Bottleosmoke said:
Gungythree said:
mistersoft said:
Closet_Jibber said:
the_boy_syrup said:
Do you think he calls the other sniffer dogs "hats" and bangs on about his Para Pay alot
Bet he walks with his front paw turned forward so he can show everyone his wings

Someone will be along in a minute to remind us no British Airborne Dog has jumped Operationally since Suez
:D

He probably wears a scrim lead and his fur has woolen cuffs at the paw too.

I'd be willing to bet if you look close enough he'll have an airbourne tattoo.
And drinks at the Traf.
There's been a few dogs in the Traf,none of them had Airbourne tats though :) :)
Now that isnt true at all really.
None had Airbourne,although some had Airborne :)
Oh I see, my apologies. RTFQ BoS!
 
#17
Gungythree said:
mistersoft said:
Closet_Jibber said:
the_boy_syrup said:
Do you think he calls the other sniffer dogs "hats" and bangs on about his Para Pay alot
Bet he walks with his front paw turned forward so he can show everyone his wings

Someone will be along in a minute to remind us no British Airborne Dog has jumped Operationally since Suez
:D

He probably wears a scrim lead and his fur has woolen cuffs at the paw too.

I'd be willing to bet if you look close enough he'll have an airbourne tattoo.
And drinks at the Traf.
There's been a few dogs in the Traf,none of them had Airbourne tats though :) :)
You didn't tell me you'd got a dictionary for Christmas. :)
 
#18
mistersoft said:
Gungythree said:
mistersoft said:
Closet_Jibber said:
the_boy_syrup said:
Do you think he calls the other sniffer dogs "hats" and bangs on about his Para Pay alot
Bet he walks with his front paw turned forward so he can show everyone his wings

Someone will be along in a minute to remind us no British Airborne Dog has jumped Operationally since Suez
:D

He probably wears a scrim lead and his fur has woolen cuffs at the paw too.

I'd be willing to bet if you look close enough he'll have an airbourne tattoo.
And drinks at the Traf.
There's been a few dogs in the Traf,none of them had Airbourne tats though :) :)
You didn't tell me you'd got a dictionary for Christmas. :)
Well,I know how to spell Traf,that's a good start,I'll look for bigger words next week :)











Feck, my brain hurts now
 

Pararegtom

LE
Book Reviewer
#19
I seem to remember RMP Dogs sniffing round, Airborne soldiers one messy ABF day some years ago. And one dog was bitten.
 
#20
Signalman said:
We had Para-Dogs during WW2 - one of them is buried with his 19 year-old handler (Pte Emil 'Jack' Corteil, 9 Para) in Ranville. According to one of Pte Corteil's comrades, the dog, Glen, loved to jump and was always at the front of the stick (I'd always assumed they were strapped to the handler as in this picture, but not so, according to this account). However, on D-Day, Glen was terrified by the flak coming up and froze in the doorway, forcing the Paras to shove him bodily out of the aircraft!
Signalman,
You sound like a man I would like to chat to.
Esp if you were 6 AB Div Sigs K Sect 5 Para Bde.


PM coming your way.
 
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