Remembering those who gave their ALL

November 10, 2019

As WE remember especially today, all those people who gave their lives for us in the past Wars and Conflicts, let us also remember the countless birds and animals who also gave their lives without question over all those years. November 2019 marks the 76th year since the Dickin Medal was first created in 1943 by animal charity worker Maria Dickin. It is a bronze medallion, bearing the words "For Gallantry" and "We Also Serve" within a laurel wreath, carried on a ribbon of striped green, dark brown and pale blue, and is considered by some as the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

Its recipients include 34 dogs, 32 pigeons, 4 horses, and 1 cat, however hundreds of thousands more will also have given their lives in order to help save ours.

The Imperial War Museum have a detailed insight into the work these birds and animals undertook on our behalf, so please follow HERE to read further details on their website.

Many thanks to the IWM for allowing use of the photo accompanying this report.


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