Military dog awarded ‘animal Victoria Cross’ for sniffing out bombs under fire

A courageous canine has been honoured for his bravery during a military operation in Afghanistan and awarded the prestigious PDSA Dickin Medal – the “animal Victoria cross”.

Mali, a Belgian Malinois attached to the Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC), was presented with the accolade in London following the operation in 2012.

He was twice sent through direct fire to conduct searches for bombs and continued to work despite being injured after three grenades went off.

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Source: Sky News