According to colleagues Lance Corporal Tasker and Theo were inseparable. Their working partnership was also hugely successful.
Theo located 14 home-made bombs and hoards of weapons in just five months.
The figure is the most any arms and explosives search dog in Afghanistan has found to date.
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