ARMY DOG UNIT (ADU) NORTHERN IRELAND: DOG TRIALS JUNE 2002 [Allocated Title]
Scenes and exercises at ADU Northern Ireland, showing the dogs being put through their paces during the Army Dog Trials, which test the standards of efficiency of army dogs.
I. Several takes of two soldiers masquerading as terrorist gunmen (in ski masks) hiding in bushes: they fire at a British Army soldier who is in the open. Terrorists flee and are trailed by a black labrador tracker dog. Sequence showing Lance Corporal Sally Gutteridge and her German Shepherd Dog Sly, who chases and apprehends a "suspect" (dressed in heavy protective gear). Interview with Lance Corporal Gutteridge about life as a dog handler, her relationship with Sly and about the competition. Shots of dogs on canine assault course. Interview with Captain Christopher Ham (2IC ADU) about the unit, the role of the various dogs and the purpose of the Army Dog Trials.
II. Continuation of interview with Captain Ham, also interview with Corporal Jim Monaghan (with his German Shepherd Dog Harry). Further interview with Lance Corporal Gutteridge who has won the early stage of the trials competition.