"To put their winter skills to the test, the two Winchmen were dropped off at a nearby bothy to undertake essential medical training in the snow." The spokesman added: "The remaining helicopter crew flew off to simulate a refuel and as they circled 1000ft up Loch Avon in the Cairngorms, a nearby section of cloud cleared and they happened to spot the dog perched precariously on the ledge.
Yesterday the British public acknowledged a two minute silence for those who fought in the First World War. But often many forget the thousands of animals who also lost their lives during conflict – including one very brave dog, Bamse, who served in the Second World War. The St Bernard belonged to the captain of the Norwegian fighting ship Thorod, which escaped to the UK after the occupation of Norway in 1940.