Military Working Dog 'Kuga' awarded the Dickin Medal

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Australian Army special operations military working dog 'Kuga' from the Special Air Service Regiment was posthumously awarded the Dickin Medal for gallantry by British charity the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals in a ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 26 October 2018. Corporal Mark Donaldson, VC, accepted the honour with Australian Army special operations military working dog 'Odin'. Kuga, a Belgian Malinois breed, was awarded Medal for his actions during a Special Operations Task Group patrol in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan, on 26 August 2011. Kuga, who was shot five times during his Dickin Medal action, served with the Regiment from 2008 until his death from wounds in 2012. The Dickin Medal was created in 1943 to honour the work of animals in war. It is awarded to animals showing conspicuous gallantry or devotion to duty while serving

Publish Date 26 Oct 2018
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