THE remarkable Treo and his handler Sergeant Dave Heyhoe saved the lives of countless comrades in one of the most dangerous places in the world.
Sniffing out bombs in Afghanistan, Treo's discovery of dozens of separate explosive devices, IEDs and arms caches made him invaluable to Army patrols and won him the Dickin Medal (the "Animal VC") among many other prestigious awards.
Miraculously, man and dog emerged from the conflict unhurt, and with a very special bond.
Sergeant Dave Heyhoe's gripping account of the duo's crucial life-saving role on the frontline is detailed in the book It's All About Treo, stories from which he will share with guests at a fundraising dinner on Sunday. Proceeds raised from the ticket sales and charity auction will go to Help for Heroes and Veterans at Ease, which provides aftercare and support for veterans, serving military personnel and families.
The charity event takes place on Sunday, September 15, 7.30pm. Tickets: £65 per person which includes a three-course dinner celebrating Exmoor produce.
There will be a charity auction on the night and goody bags to take home. Bookings: Email Dawn email@example.com or phone 07812 341691.
Sergeant Dave Heyhoe, accompanied by Treo, will also be signing copies of the book at Porlock Village Hall, 10:30am to noon on Sunday, September 15 as part of the annual Porlock Arts Festival www.porlockfestival. org.