Buster, the RAF hero passed away on 16th July.
The 13 year old Springer Spaniel died peacefully at his owner’s home in Lincolnshire where he had been enjoying retirement with his handler Will and two other canine companions.
Buster had completed five tours of duty in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq and it was his exceptional efforts in these austere environments for which he will be remembered.
He served his country saving countless lives by searching out IEDs that saw the honour of official lifetime mascot of the RAF Police bestowed upon Buster and in 2011, retired a military hero.
In 2012, Buster won the Crufts friends for Life Award. He was the mascot of the RAF Police and was a true character.
The RAF Police are arranging a special event to celebrate RAF Police Military Working Dogs which will give the Force an opportunity to remember those special companions that have saved thousands of lives and served so admirably….Details will follow.
We have followed Buster for a number of years and our thoughts and sympathies go to RAF Police Sergeant Will Barrow and family.