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The Great Messengers of War

#1 User is offline   jimmy white 

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 20:02 PM

through this post i shall endeaver to post each pigeon [and a short word about them]
that were awarded the pdsa dicken medal,,,the animals v,c,
  off course there were hundreds more, that performed heroic deeds,
  if it werent for these pigeons, a lot of us would not be here today
         these will just be posted at random,

#2 User is offline   jimmy white 

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 20:11 PM

WHITE VISION
surp 41l 3089,,,date of award 2 dec 1943,
"for delivering a message under exceptionally difficult conditions and so contributing to the rescue of an air crew while serving in the r.a.f in october 1943"

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 20:12 PM

Brilliant thread Jimmy keep them coming ;D ;D ;D

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 20:15 PM

WINKIE
pigeon nehu 40 ns 1
date of award 2 december 1943
"for delivering a message under extremely exceptionally difficult conditions and so contributing to the rescue of an air crew while serving r,a.f.in febuary 1942"

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 20:16 PM

good stuff doc---how come winkie nehu --ross  b/ferry dundee

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 20:18 PM

Have you found GI Joe

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 20:22 PM

TYKE [ ALSO KNOWN AS GEORGE]
pigeon number 1263 meps 43
date of award 2 december 1943
"for delivering a message under exceptionally difficult conditions and so contributing to the rescue of an air crew, while serving with the r.a.f in the mediteranean sea in june 1943"

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 20:26 PM

BEACH COMBER
pigeon no,  nps 41 ns 4230

date of award 6 march 1944
"for bringing the first news to this country of the landing in Dieppe, under hard conditions, in sep, 1942, while serving with the canadian army"

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 20:30 PM

doc is that you just found that information you were going to show me this afternoon  ;D ;D good reading keep up the good work  :) :)

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 20:30 PM

GUSTAV
pigeon nps 42 31066
date of award 1 september 1944
"for delivering the first message from the normandy beaches from a ship off...head while serving with the r.a.f. on 6 june 1944"

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 20:33 PM

PADDY
pigeon nps 43 9451
date of award 1 september 1944
"for the best recorded time with a message from the normandy operations, with the r.a.f.in june 19 44"

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 20:39 PM

KENLEY LASS
pigeon no. nurp 36 jh 190
date of award march 1946
"for being the first oigeon to be used with success for secret communication agent in enemy occupied France while serving with the n.p.s in october 1940

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 20:43 PM

NAVY BLUE
pigeon n.p.s. 41 ns 2862
DATE OF AWARD MARCH 1945
"FOR DELIVERING AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE RAIDING PARTY ON THE WEST COAST, ALTHOUGH INJURED, WHILE SERVING WITH THE R.A.F. IN JUNE 1944

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 20:47 PM

FLYING DUTCH MAN
PIGEON N.P.S.42 NS 44802
date of award march 1945
"for successfully delivering messages from agents in holland on three occasions [think it says] killed on 4th mission while serving with the r.a.f in 1944

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 20:53 PM

DUTCH COAST
pigeon no, nurp 41 a 4480
date of award march 1945
"for delivering an s,o,s, from a ditched air crew close to the enemy coast 280 miles in 7 and a half hours   under unfavourable conditions, while serving in the r.a,f,

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 21:06 PM

COMMANDO
pigeon nurp 38 egu 242
date of award march 1945
"forsuccessfully delivering messages from agents in occupied France, twiceunder exceptionaly adverse conditions, while serving in  the n.p.s.

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 21:09 PM

ROYAL BLUE
pigeon ring no. nurp 40 gvis 453
date of award march 1945.
"for being the first pigeon in this war to deliver a message from a forced landing in the continent while serving with the r.a.f. in oct. 1940

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 21:12 PM

RUHR EXPRESS
pigeon no n,p,s.43 29018
date of award may 1945 " for carrying an imporant message from the rhur pocket in excellent time,,,with the r,a,f,in april 1945"

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 21:17 PM

WILLIAM OF ORANGE
pigeon n.p.s.42. ns 15125
date of award may 1945
"for delivering message from Arnheim airborne operation in record time, for single pigeon, while serving with the a.p.s. in sep. 1944

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 21:20 PM

SCOTCH LASS
pigeon n.p.s.42,21610
date of award june 1945
"for bringing 38 micophotographs across the north sea in good timealthough injured, whileserving with the r.a.f.in holland in sept 1944"

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