Book of the Week

Buster: The Dog Who Saved A Thousand Lives by RAF Police Sergeant Will Barrow and Isabel George. Photo: PA Photo/Virgin Books
Buster: The Dog Who Saved A Thousand Lives by RAF Police Sergeant Will Barrow and Isabel George. Photo: PA Photo/Virgin Books

Buster: The Dog Who Saved A Thousand Lives by RAF Police Sergeant Will Barrow and Isabel George

The humble dog has always been called “man’s best friend” and this tale only goes to prove that statement.

This is the story of Buster a springer spaniel by breed, a hero to many.

RAF Police Flight Sergeant Will Barrow, an experienced dog handler, tells the remarkable story of how he came to work with and ultimately befriend Buster.

This is an intimate profile of two soldiers working as a team, through the intensity of training for search and destroy missions, to the actual horrors of war, where Buster served at the frontline, finding explosive devices. His bravery would ultimately save many lives.

Now both retired, Buster, a decorated war dog, continues to live with Will and his family, and as Will himself says, it would take over a lifetime to repay Buster for his loyalty.

A must-read, a moving tale, a story of true friendship.