British army dog awarded bravery medal for work in Afghanistan

PDSA awards ‘animals’ Victoria Cross’ to Sasha the labrador for helping save lives by detecting explosive devices

A British army dog that helped save lives by finding explosive devices in Afghanistan is to be awarded a posthumous medal by the animal charity PDSA.

Sasha, a four-year-old labrador, was killed along with her handler, Lance Corporal Kenneth Rowe, in a Taliban ambush in July 2008. The two were shot dead while on patrol from a remote base in Helmand province.

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