A retired RAF Police dog has received the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross for protecting British and Allied troops in Afghanistan.
German short-haired pointer Hertz has been honoured for his life-saving devotion to duty while deployed in 2013. He was the first dog in British military history trained to sniff out mobile phones, voice recorders, SIM cards and GPS devices. The PDSA Dickin Medal is the highest award a pooch can receive for serving in military conflict and is recognised worldwide as the animals’ Victoria Cross. ❤