Army sniffer dog to receive posthumous award

An army sniffer dog who died of a seizure soon after his handler was killed in Afghanistan receives a posthumous award today for his gallantry and devotion.

Lance Corporal Liam Tasker with Theo training in Afghanistan in 2011
Lance Corporal Liam Tasker with Theo training in Afghanistan in 2011 Credit: MoD

Lance Corporal Liam Tasker was shot dead in Afghanistan in March 2011. His dog, Theo, the bomb-hunting spaniel wasn't hurt. But he curled up and later died back at base.

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Army sniffer dog gallantry award

An Army sniffer dog who died of a seizure soon after his handler was killed in Afghanistan is to receive a posthumous award today for his gallantry and devotion. Theo died shortly after Lance Corporal Liam Tasker was shot dead in March 2011.