Upstart (DM)

Biography

Upstart was a Police Horse.

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Awarded on: April 11th, 1947
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Citation:
"While on patrol duty in Bethnal Green a flying bomb exploded within 75 yards, showering both horse and rider with broken glass and debris. Upstart was completely unperturbed and remained quietly on duty with his rider controlling the traffic, until the incident had been dealt with."
Dickin Medal

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