Not all heroes wear capes... some wear collars.

Canine members of the Royal Navy have been visiting RNAS Culdrose as part of their training for life in the armed forces.

The Helston air base is recognised as one of the top navy training facilities in the country and is happy to welcome four-legged recruits as much as their two-legged counterparts.

This led to the Defence Animal Training Regiment brining some of their ‘trainees’ to Cornwall, to help them get used to a different type of defence environment and aircraft.

Once fully trained, the military working dogs will deploy on operations around the world with the army and the RAF.

As part of their visit to Culdrose, the dogs were able to sniff around the hangar and even jump onboard the helicopters to explore.

There was one key difference to their training, however. A Culdrose spokesperson said: "We regularly have visitors who use our excellent training facilities at RNAS Culdrose before they deploy, but recently we have had a different type of visitor.

"Unlike our trainee aviators, the doggy trainees received pats on the head, tickles under their chin and were thrown a ball when they did well."