God bless these two. My condolences go to Lance Corporal Tasker's family.
L/Cpl Tasker, from the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, was shot on March 1 while the pair were on patrol in Helmand province. Theo died of a seizure shortly afterwards.The pair were described by colleagues as inseparable and "made for each other."
Record-breaking Theo had been praised by the MoD for making 14 finds of hidden bombs and weapons caches in just five months.
The 22-month-old dog, on his first tour of duty in Afghanistan, had uncovered so many improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that his time in the country was extended by a month.
L/Cpl Tasker died from injuries he suffered in a firefight with the Taliban, while Theo died after returning to the main British military base, Camp Bastion. L/Cpl Tasker was said to have a "natural empathy with dogs" and was described as a "rising star" within the Dog Training Group.