Please note: The following section is for your information only, it is not authorised nor condoned by the MOD, nor does it suggest an affiliation between the MOD and CND, other than our employment of reservists.
CND are a proud recipient of the Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award and we recognise that animals play a significant role in the Armed Forces
The PDSA was established in 1917 and are the UK’s leading vet charity providing a free service for pets in need. 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 and 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
One recipient in particular is very close to the hearts of those in CND - Theo, a Royal Army Veterinary Corps Arms and Explosive Search Dog who was awarded the Dickin Medal on 25th October 2012. Theo, and his handler Lance Corporal Liam Tasker, were the one of the most successful Military Working Dog teams of the whole Afghanistan conflict. Over the course of five months, they made multiple discoveries, 14 in all, saving the lives of many comrades and civilians. Both Theo and Liam gave their lives in the line of duty.
CND donate our old mobile phones to the PDSA who recycle them to generate funds. Should you wish to donate stamps, foreign coins or gadgets, follow the link below.
The trophy is awarded to the Royal Air Force Police NCO who has made the most significant contribution to Protective Security during the course of the previous year.