The Amazing St Bernard, the Only Animal to Have Won a Gallantry Medal In WWII

4 The Norwegian Navy have never forgotten Bamse the St Bernard

After much lobbying and campaigning, the Norwegian Navy were able to honor him by erecting a life-sized statue which was unveiled in Montrose on 17th October 2006. In 1984, Bamse was awarded the Norges Hundeorden and the PDSA gold medal for service and Gallantry in duty.

He is the only animal ion the world to have received such an honor, Bamse the St Bernard has never been forgotten by the Norwegian Navy and every ten years a navy ship is sent to Montrose to observe a commemorative ceremony in his honor.

life-sized statue of Bamse

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