Royal Marines from 42 Commando pictured during Operation Sond Chara
, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 2008. Note : the soldier with the dog is from the Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC). RAVC soldiers are often attached to 3 Commando Brigade / 16 Air Assault Brigade elements in Afghanistan where they employ their highly-trained dogs to sniff out drugs and explosives.
US DoD photo : Cpl. John Rafoss