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Shufti, the fox terrier mascot


Shufti, a white fox terrier, was the mascot of the No. 1 Mobile Dental Unit of the Dental Hospital at Yamaguchi in Japan in 1946.

Malvern Lloyd, a member of the New Zealand component of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force, recalled that '[I] found it as a lost puppy on the beach at Bofu and took it back to camp and looked after it during my stay there until August 1946. We gave it the name of "Shufti". When I left to come home it was cared for by a friend, Robin McMurray.'

Shufti and Lloyd

Shufti and Malvern Lloyd in Japan


Images and information courtesy Malvern E. Lloyd

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