Newest recruit is ready to be trained up

113902-5027  HOUNDS FOR HEROES (NEWS) MRW 3/11/2011''The launch of the charity ' Hounds for Heroes ' a long term wish of disabled Gulf War veteran Allen Parton (54) from Clanfield who became well known for his dog 'Endal ' who died and has been replaced by another dog ' E.J.' (Endal Junior) ''The training area for 'Hounds for Heroes ' has been set up out in the countryside at Ramsdean near Petersfield and it was the first time that the 5 new dogs to undergo their training had been brought together ''Allen Parton with his dog ' E.J.'''Picture: Malcolm Wells (113902-5027)

113902-5027 HOUNDS FOR HEROES (NEWS) MRW 3/11/2011''The launch of the charity ' Hounds for Heroes ' a long term wish of disabled Gulf War veteran Allen Parton (54) from Clanfield who became well known for his dog 'Endal ' who died and has been replaced by another dog ' E.J.' (Endal Junior) ''The training area for 'Hounds for Heroes ' has been set up out in the countryside at Ramsdean near Petersfield and it was the first time that the 5 new dogs to undergo their training had been brought together ''Allen Parton with his dog ' E.J.'''Picture: Malcolm Wells (113902-5027)

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GULF war veteran Allen Parton has welcomed a sixth labrador puppy to his assistance dog charity.

Hounds for Heroes, based in Petersfield, has a new recruit called Red 4.

The golden labrador retriever is named after Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, who died when his Red Arrow Hawk jet, called Red 4, crashed near Bournemouth Airport shortly after last year’s August air festival.

As previously reported, the charity was set up by Mr Parton, from Clanfield, and will provide assistance dogs to injured servicemen and women.

One of the puppies has been named Yomper Ritchie after Royal Marine Richard Hollington, from Petersfield, who became the 300th serviceman to die in the Afghan conflict after being caught in a bomb blast in 2010.

The puppies are now undergoing a training regime to equip them with the skills they need to help people with everyday tasks.

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