A military dog who lost her leg on duty in Afghanistan is to receive the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

Lucca lost one of her front legs during a search for improvised explosive devices in 2012.

The 12-year-old German Shepherd completed more than 400 missions with the US Marine Corps in Iraq and Afghanistan – helping protect thousands of troops.

Now retired, she has been flown from California to be presented with the Dickin Medal at Wellington Barracks in London.


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