Army dog posthumous medal for Afghanistan bravery

Sasha has been awarded the highest military honour for her work in Afghanistan
Sasha has been awarded the highest military honour for her work in Afghanistan Credit: PDSA/PA

An army search dog killed in Afghanistan along with her handler, who's from Newcastle, is to receive the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

Sasha will be posthumously awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal, at a ceremony today.

The labrador and her handler, Lance Corporal Kenneth Rowe, from West Moor, died in 2008, when they were ambushed on patrol.

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Army dog killed in Afghanistan given highest military honour

An army search dog killed in Afghanistan is receiving the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. Sasha, a 4-year-old Labrador, is being awarded the Dickin Medal by the PDSA animal charity.