Extraordinary Dogs is a documentary series which follows the work of rescue dogs and their handlers from different countries around the world.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Extraordinary Dogs - Camp Shorabak - Netflix
Camp Shorabak (formerly Camp Bastion) is a former British Army airbase, located northwest of the city of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, until 27 October 2014 when the British Army handed over control to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. The base has barracks for the Afghan National Army. Between 2005 and October 2014 it was the logistics hub for International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operations in Helmand during the War in Afghanistan and Operation Herrick, and it was capable of accommodating over 32,000 people. The camp was built by the British Army and was the largest British overseas military camp built since the Second World War. The base was also home to troops from a number of nations, including the United States and Denmark. Shorabak contains the Afghan National Army (ANA) camp (also called Camp Shorabak), and also held Camp Leatherneck until 2014. In November 2006, the then British Prime Minister Tony Blair visited Camp Bastion, and, while addressing a gathering of British troops, described it as an “extraordinary piece of desert ... where the fate of world security in the early 21st century is going to be decided”.
Extraordinary Dogs - Ground based - Netflix
The base was protected by the Bastion Force Protection Wing as part of the multi-national Task Force Belleau Wood. During August 2013 the Headquarters of Task Force Helmand moved from Lashkar Gah to Bastion. In 2013, a training school for Afghan troops was opened. By March 2014, the population of the camp had reduced to 4,000 UK service personnel, as preparations were well-underway for UK military withdrawal from Helmand in October 2014. During the dismantling of the base the scrap metal was taken away by ProCon Building Materials Trading LLC.
Joint ISTAR Group (brigade surveillance and reconnaissance support) OP H 19 - 9th/12th Royal Lancers
Units based at Bastion OP H 7 - 40 Commando Battlegroup HQ OP H 19 - 4 SCOTS OP H 20 - 26th Regiment RA
Extraordinary Dogs - References - Netflix