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This is Hertz – and he is a German Shorthaired Pointer – and a fearless hero of the war against the Taliban. The RAF’s recruit was a star from his first day in training and he has saved countless British lives in Afghanistan – and the Americans and Danes were so impressed he was called in to assist them too.

After just 13 months in Afghanistan he found more than 100 items of contraband. His RAF handler, Sgt Jonathan Tanner, told the Daily Mirror: “Hertz, without a doubt, saved the lives of countless British and Allied servicemen and women due to his intelligence and amazing nose. While he was in Afghanistan there wasn't a single attack on Camp Bastion – and he played a part in that.”