A night of entertainment, education and emotions!
We were delighted to be invited to an evening hosted by the PDSA to celebrate their centenary year.
Also on the evening the beautiful and very brave Special Forces dog ‘Mali’ was given the prestigious Dickin Award.
The Belgian Malinois known as Mali was badly injured by shrapnel, but credited with saving British and Afghan lives as he took part in the Special Boat Service (SBS) assault.
The mission saw SBS operators fight at close quarters to kill a heavily armed suicide squad holed up in a half-built block on the edge of the city’s diplomatic district.
The mission to end the siege is thought to have been one of the most heavily decorated actions in Britain’s Afghan campaign, with several gallantry awards given to human participants.
Eight-year-old Mali has now been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal for his role, joining only 68 other animals ever to receive the decoration.