Staff awarded for Norwegian mine clearing in Vietnam

Three staff members of Norwegian People’s Aid in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, were awarded individual Certificates of Merit on Friday, 26 January 2024. The Awards were given to NPA/RENEW Provincial Operations Manager, Mr. Mai Van Viet, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Read More …

UK: New Year honours for RN divers

A Scottish clearance diver has been awarded an MBE in the King’s New Year Honours. Leading Seaman (Diver) Rory Cartwright-Taylor is part of the Royal Navy’s Diving & Threat Exploitation Group (DTXG), based at Faslane on Scotland’s west coast. The Read More …

Ukraine: Mine clearance and tracking down criminals, four-legged “guardsmen” decorated for their dedicated service

Animals, as well as people, do defend the country in times of war. The four service dogs, Dzhuki, Irbis, Antei and Odin, have been decorated with medals for their loyal service. They belong to the Eastern Operational and Territorial Unit, Read More …

Hero army dog who saved countless lives by sniffing out five IEDs during raid against the Taliban is awarded animal version of the Victoria Cross

A heroic army dog who saved countless lives by sniffing out five IED bombs during a raid against the Taliban has been awarded the animal version of the Victoria Cross. Bass, a Belgian Shepherd, spent six years in the US Read More …

Hero dogs receive bravery awards: Canine OBEs for dogs who helped at scenes of terror attacks

A police mutt probably wouldn’t know what to do with a medal, unless you covered it in gravy or made it look like a tasty chihuahua. He or she is much more likely to appreciate an extra few biscuits for Read More …