Theatre Working Dogs Support Unit: Awards and Farewells
Acting Lance Corporal (A L/Cpl) Ian Richard Russell, Royal Army Veterinary Corps, received a Joint Force Support (Afghanistan) Commanders Commendation from Brigadier Alister Davis today.
A L/Cpl Russell, a Vehicle Search Dog Handler for the 104 Theatre Military Working Dogs Support Unit (TMWDSU) at Camp Bastion, received the award for his continual hard work and for often doubling the efforts and hard work of others. The award also recognised his ‘dogged’ determination in his job.
The small ceremony marked the end of the 104 TMWDSU six month deployment to Helmand. At the presentation Brigadier Davis thanked them all for their hard work in helping to save lives. He added: “I am personally sorry that you are no longer under my command. You put your heart and soul into your job, not without loss and sacrifice, and I want to say ‘Farewell’ to you all.”
The team are returning to the UK on Monday for a well-earned period of leave.