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Bravehound endeavor to name their dogs after Dickin Medal recipients… The PDSA Dickin Medal is the highest award any animal can receive whilst serving in military conflict. It is recognised worldwide as the animals’ Victoria Cross. Instituted in 1943 by PDSA’s founder Maria Dickin CBE, it acknowledges outstanding acts of bravery or devotion to duty displayed by animals serving with the Armed Forces or Civil Defence units in any theatre of war throughout the world. The Medal has been awarded 73 times since 1943 plus 1 Honorary PDSA Dickin Medal which was awarded in 2014. The recipients comprise 36 dogs, 32 pigeons, 4 horses and 1 cat.
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REX(Mouseover image for DM recipient) DM citation: “For outstanding good work in the location of casualties in burning buildings. Undaunted by smouldering debris, thick smoke, intense heat and jets of water from fire hoses, this dog displayed uncanny intelligence and outstanding determination in his efforts to follow up any scent which led him to a trapped casualty.”
SASHA DM citation: “For outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty while assigned to 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, in Afghanistan 2008.” .
ROB DM citation: “Took part in landings during North African Campaign with an Infantry unit and later served with a Special Air Unit in Italy as patrol and guard on small detachments lying-up in enemy territory. His presence with these parties saved many of them from discovery and subsequent capture or destruction. Rob made over 20 parachute descents.”
TICH DM citation: “For loyalty, courage and devotion to duty under hazardous conditions of war 1941 to 1945, while serving with the 1st King’s Rifle Corps in North Africa and Italy.” .
ANTIS DM citation: “Served in the French Air Force and RAF from 1940 to 1945, both in N. Africa and England. Returning to Czechoslovakia after the war, he substantially helped his master’s escape across the frontier when after the death of Jan Masaryk, he had to fly from the Communists.” .
MR CHIPS DM citation: “For bravery and devotion to duty during the US Army’s invasion of Sicily on 10 July 1943.”
BRIAN DM citation: “This patrol dog was attached to a Parachute Battalion of the 13th Battalion Airborne Division. He landed in Normandy with them and having done the requisite number of jumps, became a fully-qualified Paratrooper.” .
RICKY DM citation: “Ricky was engaged in cleaning the verges of the canal bank at Nederweent, Holland. He found all the mines but during the operation one of them exploded. Ricky was wounded in the head but remained calm and kept at work. Had he become excited he would have been a danger to the rest of the section working nearby.” .
RIP DM citation: “For locating many air-raid victims during the blitz of 1940.”
BOB DM citation: “For constant devotion to duty with special mention of Patrol work at Green Hill, North Africa, while serving with the 6th Battalion Queens Own Royal West Kent Regt.” .
RICKY Chocolate Labrador is named after the search dog Ricky who was awarded a PDSA Dickin medal for service during the Second World War. .
RIP Chocolate Labrador is named after the search dog Rip who was awarded a PDSA Dickin medal for service during the Second World War.