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APR 09th 2020

RAF Canine Companions at Goodwood

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The connection of pilots and their four-legged friends dates back to the First World War, many squadrons having a squadron mascot who would live in and around the hangers and became part of the RAF family. Loyal and attentive to their masters, they offered a sense of calm and companionship in an otherwise traumatic environment. Goodwood was no different in World War 2 with pilot’s dogs appearing in snapshots as early as 1940.

602 Squadron in November 1940 with the Alsatian ‘Crash’ in the front row and Paddy holding ‘Blitzkrieg’ third from right standing.jpg

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