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War Lofts From the uniforms I'm guessing American

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:31 AM

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:51 AM

good to see . :emoticon-0137-clapping:
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:45 AM

Nice pics :emoticon-0137-clapping:

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:03 AM

WELLDONE LADS NICE PIC.// :emoticon-0167-beer:

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 20:52 PM

:animatedpigeons: SUPERB PICS THANKS FOR POSTING M8 :emoticon-0137-clapping: :emoticon-0137-clapping: :emoticon-0137-clapping:

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 20:55 PM

nice pics thanks for sharing :)
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 21:06 PM

Great pics mate,yep yanks .

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:37 AM

View Postgreenlands, on 19 January 2012 - 21:06 PM, said:

Great pics mate,yep yanks .

thought the same because of the cigar ;)
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:42 AM

Crowders 4 places in America with that name :)
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:14 AM

http://www.globalsec...amp-crowder.htm

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 18:45 PM

I dont see a landing board but i notice a trap at the bottom they must have went out the top and in the bottom there top traps open out the way aswell i wonder why they did not use the trap door as a landing board they must be American

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Posted 2 August 2012 - 21:24 PM

Great pictures, are they americans were they based in the UK

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 17:44 PM

worth another look, good pics. and interesting
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Posted 27 October 2014 - 20:18 PM

My fathers pigeons were used in the war,whilst he was away serving his country all the birds were looked after by my mum,army personnel would arrive at the loft and take a number of birds away with them,for some reason it was never any more than 10 at any given time,these were old birds,no young birds were taken.No information was ever given as to when any birds would be expected to return,but remember mum telling me that it was normally two or three weeks before any would return.The lofts were fitted with a battery operated bell,the trap would remain open 24/7 and when a bird returned the bell would ring untill it was reset,I remember mum saying that when the bell was ringing all the neighbours would come out and gather on the washing greens out the backies.on the birds return my mother would remove a small capsule that was attached to the birds leg(must have been like an e.t.s.ring)she would remove it and take it to the chemist shop a short distance away,where messages were decoded and passed on to higher authorities the chemist shop my mother said had a 24 hr door bell this was kept in a locked metal box to which mum had a key........these were the days,A feed allowance was allowed for feeding the birds,I remember mum saying that the allowance was far in excess of what they needed so the lofts in the backies got free feed most of the time,many birds failed to return...Dad received a enameled label badge "pigeon war service" he wore this badge in his blue demob suit with great pride,Older fanciers have a lot of great knowledge to pass on to younger fanciers.......cheers...JBC/.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 21:47 PM

Picture one looks like a YB loft setup for the darkness system !! :emoticon-0136-giggle: Great pics and fascinating to see. Amazing story JBC and must have been exciting for you as a young lad.
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Posted 6 November 2014 - 11:14 AM

JCB great story - thanks for the insight and history.

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Posted 6 November 2014 - 13:00 PM

Interesting insight JBC, thankyou for sharing :animatedpigeons:
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Posted 14 November 2014 - 23:08 PM

a very good thread, Posted Image
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