RAF Honington hosts the finals of the Working Dog Trials

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
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RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

RAF Honington, home of the RAF Force Protection Force, hosted the finals of the Provost Marshal Military Working Dogs Trials yesterday.

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archa

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

For three days dogs and their handlers from across the UK competed against each other for the accolade of becoming Best in Trade.

This annual event is where handlers demonstrate their ability while promoting the core ethos to exceptionally high standards

The trials are a combination of training, testing and evaluation by the Provost Marshal's Dog Inspectors.

Only eight patrol dogs and their handlers got to compete at the national finals.

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archa

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The winner was Corporal Chris Nicholls with his dog Jittie, stationed at RAF Northolt. Corporal Dan Harm with his dog Sjef from RAF Coningsby were runners-up with Corporal Mark Rogers and dog Britt from RAF Waddington taking third place.

Corporal Nicholls said: 'I am so overwhelmed and incredibly proud of Jittie. We have worked hard for this and I can't stop smiling.' He added: 'Jittie definitely deserves an ice cream and lots of cuddles'.

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RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archa

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archa

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archa

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archa

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archa

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archa

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials.
Winner Cpl Nicholls with MWD Jette.

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials. Winner Cpl Nicholls with MWD Jette. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archa

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archa

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archa

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archa

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archa

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archa

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archa

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archa

RAF Honington are hosting the RAF Military Working Dogs Trials Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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