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In WW2 the British used about 250,000 Homing Pigeons to carry messages, 32 were given the Dickin Medal, the highest possible decoration for animal valor

Cologne the WWII pigeonCologne carried out more than 100 missions with Bomber Command during World War Two, including homing from several downed aircraft.

Commando - This British homing pigeon carried out over 90 missions during WWII; in particular

Mary of Exeter was a carrier pigeon who flew many military missions with the National Pigeon · Animal HerosWorld War ...

On a wing and a prayer: The extraordinary methods wartime Britain devised for sending homing pigeons into France

“For delivering an SOS from a ditched aircrew close to the enemy coast, covering 288 miles distance in 7½ hours, under unfavourable conditions, ...

Gustav was one of many specially-trained pigeons that carried vital messages from Europe to England during the Second World War.

Mary had also survived her loft being wrecked by a bomb during the raids on Exeter in 1942, which had killed many of her fellow pigeons.

physical attributes of racing pigeons

This photo of Kaiser was taken in ...

Pigeon photography

Cher Ami, the carrier pigeon who saved U.S. troops in World War I. Follow us at pinterest.com/thesugarship.

Pigeon NPS.43.29018. Bred by Royal Air Force Date of Award: May 1945 “For carrying an important message from the Ruhr Pocket in excellent time, ...

The most expensive pigeon in the world was sold to a wealthy Chinese buyer, who

Broken Link in Vital Communication! Don't Shoot The Carrier Pigeon WWII poster

MARY OF EXETER Mary of Exeter was a carrier pigeon who served with the National Pigeon Service during World War II. She was awarded the Dickin Medal in ...

At the outbreak of World War two 7000 of Britain's pigeon fanciers gave their pigeons to the war effort to act as message carriers and so it was that the ...

Homing · Look up homing in ...

Posters were put up across Britain warning the hungry populace not to shoot down the precious birds

Dickin Medal For Valor | PIGEONS - Special drop boxes had been designed to protect the birds' wings from .

DM42: Pigeon ...

DM7: Paddy

English Carrier pigeon

DM25: Billy

Commando, pictured with the rare medal he won during World War II

Pigeons in War

... from a battalion of the 77th Infantry became trapped and cut off near Argonne in north-eastern France with no food or ammunition. The troops were also ...

A homing pigeon on a path outside

Domestic pigeon

"Dirty little Nazi Pigeon this one ay"

During World War II homing pigeons were seconded into the National Pigeon Service from Britain's fanciers

... in pigeon war service records.” DM38: Mercury

Pigeon racing

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“For delivering a message under exceptionally difficult conditions and so contributing to the rescue of an aircrew, while serving with the RAF in the ...

One-day old squabs

Olfactory navigation

A pair of young racing pigeons, 9 days old. Pigeons are sexually mature at ...

Homing (biology). A homing pigeon. These have been selectively bred to ...

Adult male in Germany

English Long-faced Tumbler

Pigeon racing became a sport of the masses in the early 1900's, and pigeons were used extensively as message carriers by armies on both sides during World ...

... was erected in Carnlough harbour. Bronze medal on ribbon

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The peregrine falcon is a major predator of racing pigeons.

RESEARCH. Pigeon Types – Distance

Blackburn and District Federation of Homing Pigeons

“PRETTY SIS” SA 02 01261 BBH BRED BY T ... - pigeon · “

RESEARCH. Pigeon Types – Distance

Blackburn and District Federation of Homing Pigeons

GI JOE

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume VIII Slice VI - Dodwell to Drama.

Blackburn and District Federation of Homing Pigeons

Blackburn and District Federation of Homing Pigeons

WWI War Pigeons

Blackburn and District Federation of Homing Pigeons

Signals troops using a field set in a trench

This is a copy of a 1994 certificate issued to F.S.Riley & Son, for

pigeons - Cartoon image for proofing use only, unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Blackburn and District Federation of Homing Pigeons

Valiant (film)

RAF-WW2-sgt-and-pigeon

Feral pigeon - Courting pigeons in Santa Barbara, California

THE HISTORY FRAUDSTERS SAY THAT EVAN MORGAN WAS PART OF MI 8 during WW2 that he was involved in a plan to drop 'spy pigeons' in their hundreds over home/ ...

All RAF bombers and reconnaissance aircraft carried pigeons in special ...

Oswaldtwistle Homing Society Presentation Evening

... World War II. Pigeon Fanciers 1911

Feral pigeon - Perched in Central Park

Huge numbers of animals and birds lost their lives in both Great Wars, particularly the First Great ...

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Oswaldtwistle Homing Society Presentation Evening

Pigeon racing became a sport of the masses in the early 1900's, and pigeons were used extensively as message carriers by armies on both sides during World ...

Columba (genus) - Nilgiri wood pigeon (C. elphinstonii)

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Pigeons At War

Speckled pigeon - Image: Speckled pigeon (Columba guinea guinea)

First Balloon to Leave Paris

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In the next stage of the reintroduction, five birds from Edinburgh Zoo and seven birds from Paignton Zoo were flown to California in October and have now ...

Sale Catalog - South Australian Homing Pigeon Association

French Pigeon Corps, World War I

August - South Australian Homing Pigeon Association

Peacock (or peahen) sized garden pests peck away at our salad

Special to Red Bluff Daily News August 27, 2010

Catalog - South Australian Homing Pigeon Association

Stojakovic - South Australian Homing Pigeon Association

A fancier with racing pigeons.

Columba (genus) - African olive pigeon (C. arquatrix)

April - South Australian Homing Pigeon Association

Feral pigeon - Pigeon squab in nest

RESEARCH. Pigeon Types – Distance

The arrangement in the nose of the Lintu-Liito-Pommi is shown above. Three systems of lenses and mirrors, shown at the left, throw images of the target area ...

Socorro dove chick

Major Laurence Roche on Twitter: "Pigeon Post (Part Deux) - For more on 'Pigeons in War' see Royal Pigeon Racing Association website @official_rpra ...

Bletchley Park in the 1940s

... proposed and seconded by officials of the Club involved has to be presented to the Management Committee, the nominations are then fully discussed in ...