Hero labrador wins an animal VC


British Army's Sadie ... discovered bomb in Afghanistan

Bombing hero dog gets V.C.

Defence Editor
January 26, 2007

A HERO dog has won an animal Victoria Cross for sniffing out a terrorist bomb — then sitting by it until help arrived.

Black labrador Sadie, nine, saved scores of troops by finding the primed package in Kabul.

It was planted as a secondary device to maim and kill at an earlier blast scene.

Animal charity PDSA nominated Sadie for the Dickin Medal after The Sun revealed her story.

She will receive the award from Princess Alexandra in London on February 6.

With her will be her handler, Lance Corporal Karen Yardley, of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, who was with her in Afghanistan. Karen, 26, of Irvine, Scotland, said: “I’m very proud of her.”

It will be the 61st time the highest gong for non-humans has been awarded since its creation in 1943.

The 62nd will be awarded posthumously to a German Shepherd named Lucky from the Malaya Campaign in the 1950s.

The loyal RAF police dog tracked down terrorists.

Last edited by Blackleaf; Jan 26th, 2007 at 02:09 PM..
L Gilbert
I'm sure the dog will really appreciate having a medal.

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