Exeter war hero pigeon Mary to get blue plaque

Exeter war hero pigeon Mary to get blue plaque

A carrier pigeon that successfully collected top secret messages from France during World War Two is getting a blue plaque.
Mary was part of the National Pigeon Service and was seriously injured three times by enemy falcons and gunfire.
She would deliver messages to the pigeon loft of her owner Cecil "Charlie" Brewer, which was behind his boot-making workshop in Exeter, Devon.
Mary was awarded the Dickin medal, the highest award for animal bravery.
The blue plaque from the Exeter Civic Society is its first to honour a partnership between an animal and its owner.
It will be sited... read more

20 January 2018 in Regional, Views: 60
Source: BBC

News Widget for Webmasters

Realtime News


Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28