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Wrecker to retire as Australian Army explosive ordnance dog

Wrecker to retire as Australian Army explosive ordnance dog

MEET the Australian Army’s cutest soon-to-be veteran.

Wrecker, an eight-year-old english springer spaniel, retires in January after six years as an explosive ordnance dog with the Australian Army.

He enlisted with his brother, Ticka, in July 2012 and has been the nose behind multiple search operations.

6b5a94fc02fa0a04a45e0bfc6070e167Ten-week-old Australian silky terrier Driver with the youngest engineer of the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment, Sapper Dylan Rangi Rangi. Picture: Tara Croser

Wrecker will retire to live with his handler, Sapper Jakeb Burton.

“Wrecker has been a valuable, and much loved member of 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment,” an Australian Army spokeswoman said.


Yesterday, Wrecker met silky terrier Driver, who was announced as the Combat Engineer Regiment’s new mascot as it celebrated its 27th birthday at Enoggera Barracks.


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