RAF Pigeon Service Manual

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RAF Pigeon Service Manual

This reproduction Pigeon Service Manual shows the level of importance that the humble pigeon had for the military during WW2. The main role of the RAF pigeon service was to convey messages when other means had failed or were unavailable. Downed aircraft crew used them as a way of notifying authorities of their whereabouts.

The pigeon service was integrated into the wider communications infrastructure at the time. In the event of a pigeon failing to make it back to its loft after release, instructions were given that a message should be passed on to the Air Ministry as a matter of 'urgent priority' via a telegraph communication  from the Postal Authorities.

More info can be found here; https://www.rpra.org/pigeon-history/pigeons-in-war/

The reproduction Pigeon Service Manuals are a lovely touch for your RAF reenactment kit.

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