Pigeon Power

Commando, one of the British pigeons who served in the National Pigeon Service during WWII
Carrier pigeon’s skeleton sparks WWII code mystery!1 Pigeons AND coded messages! My favourite kind of news article! Poor brave little pigeon.

On a cheerier note, here’s a news reel of some valiant pigeons who did make it home. It shows pigeons Gustav and Paddy being presented with the Dickin Medal, the animal version of the Victoria Cross.


  1. Thanks for the link, Zoe.

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