A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.
The North Norfolk Railway. A lovely little train ride to the seaside. The railway travels between Holt and Sheringham through some beautifal countryside. It costs £11 for adults but under 3s are free. Very accessible although buggies have to be stored in the guard van. The staff are really friendly and are have happy to help you fold buggies and board the train. Toilets are situated at each station but I didn't check out the baby change facilities. Dogs welcome too.
World War II "girls" with their Airedales. These Airedales were used in World War II as sentry (guard) dogs. This photo most likely is English. Members of the Women Auxiliary Territorial Services cared for the dogs and exercised them; although the actual training was done by men (remember, this was in the forties)