Heroic US Marine Corps Service Dog Awarded Top Medal For War Animals

A military dog who lost a leg while sniffing out a roadside bomb in 2012 has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Lucca, a 12-year-old German Shepherd, was presented with the PDSA Dickin Medal at a ceremony at Wellington Barracks, London.

Thanks to her skills as a search and rescue dog, no lives were lost during her patrols. Lucca is the first US Marine Corps military working dog to be honoured with the Dickin Medal.

In this 360° video the first Merlin Mk 3 Junglies land on HMS Bulwark as it exercises off the Cornish coast.

The helicopters from 846 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) were conducting flying drills with the amphibious assault ship.

The Merlin Mk 3 will take on the junglie role as the Sea King decommissions in March 2016.