Wednesday, May 11, 2011

LCpl Liam Tasker's family receive Elizabeth Cross

Elizabeth Cross presented to the family of Lance Corporal Liam Tasker
May 11, 2011

by ukforcesafghanistan

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne has presented the Elizabeth Cross to the family of Lance Corporal Liam Tasker at a private ceremony held at the Defence Animal Centre.

Liam’s mother Jane Duffy collected the medal together with his father Ian Tasker, brother Ian, his two sisters Laura and Nicola, and his girlfriend Leah.

Lance Corporal Liam Tasker's mother with the Elizabeth Cross

The Elizabeth Cross was introduced in 2009 to give recognition to bereaved families of soldiers killed on operations, or as a result of terrorist actions since January 1, 1948. Each individual cross carries the name of the soldier, sailor or airman who died serving his country.

The Defence Animal Centre is responsible for the procurement and training of all military working dogs, and delivering dog handler courses, from Explosive Detection Dog Handler through to Protection dog and Police Dog training...(source)

For more on LCpl Tasker and Theo, go here, here, and for more on the Elizabeth Cross, go here.

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