homing pigeon


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homing pigeon

any breed of pigeon developed for its homing instinct, used for carrying messages or for racing
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On that day, Winston Churchill decreed absolute radio silence and homing pigeons were used for many of the messages sent to the Bletchley Park intelligence centre (the predecessor of today's GCHQ) where the mathematician Alan Turing was working.
Lofty, left, Tailfeather, Toughwood and Valiant do their best for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service in ``Valiant.
Valiant" composer George Fenton captures the spirit of the movie with a sweeping, diverse score performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra that shows life for the Royal Homing Pigeons is anything but a day in the park.
When he moved to Worcester in 2005, he said that it was hard to find homing pigeons.
Homing pigeons were first bred to carry messages nearly 900 years ago, and can achieve speeds of up to 60mph.
Devastated Jimmy Wilkinson, 61, lost his entire flock of homing pigeons when yobs torched his timber frame loft in Kier Hardie Way, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland.
Their investigations should start with local pigeon fanciers for it is well known that peregrines have a particular appetite for these birds and have few friends in the homing pigeon fraternity.
SCOTS star Ewan McGregor provides the voice of a plucky little wood pigeon, who finds courage and self-belief in the ranks of the Royal Homing Pigeon Service.
Valiant (Ewan McGregor) is just your average bird next door, who rises to become a national hero when he joins the Royal Homing Pigeon Service during World War Two.
THE STORY: Animated comedy tells the story of a wood pigeon named Valiant (McGregor), who becomes a hero in the RAF Homing Pigeon Service during World War II.
Coo, homing pigeon Commando deserves to push out his chest and stand proudly to attention, for he was celebrating the award of his 'animal VC' for his bravery with the wartime Resistance and Special Operations Executive in Nazi-occupied France during 1942.
A BRITISH homing pigeon has become a star in the United States after completing a 3,321-mile journey across the Atlantic, it emerged last night.