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"Seek, Detect, Protect"


A work in progress half complete. A tribute to MWDs and their handlers and two dogs in particular - Herbie (KIA Op SLIPPER), Sarbi (MIA/POW Op SLIPPER - escaped to allied forces and returned to ADF service).

Seek, Detect, Protect
ADF Military Working Dog Poster

Poster-style print
Collection of the Artist


"Military Working Dogs carry out a multitude of roles within the Australian Defence Force. Police dogs of RAAF Police protecting bases, Explosive Ordinance Detection dogs of the Army's Engineers detecting bombs or tracking dogs, they all perform tasks diligently and are much loved not only by their handlers but also by service personnel with whom they work."

"One cannot understand how much these dogs can increase morale by their presence. When deployed far from home, the mere act of just touching an ADF working dog has a remarkable heart-lifting effect and takes away some of the sting of being away from one's own family and pets."

"This print has been created in the style of the war propaganda and recruiting posters."




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Independent Productions and Aviation Services is the website of Conway Bown, Australian Army Official War Artist and Aviation Consultant. Services include portrait painting and other portraiture, aviation services such as CRM - Crew Resource Management - and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training - HUET - which may include Emergency Breathing Systems - EBS - training using Helicopter Aircrew Breathing Devices - HABD - or Helicopter Emergency Egress Device - HEEDs.

During 2006, Conway Bown deployed to the Middle East as the Australian Army's Official War Artist, what the US Armed Forces call Combat Artist. This website features the artwork created during this project as part of the Australian Army's Official Art Scheme.

For more information on War Art, Combat Artists, Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS) or Crew Resource Management (CRM), please visit the relevant webpages:

HUET - RHO Aviation

CRM - RHO Aviation

EBS - RHO Aviation

Official War Artist - IPAS.