• Short Summary

    RAF train racing pigeons for emergency use in case of radio failure.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: 'Pigeon Corps' Helps R.A.F. Flying Boats

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    Men collecting pigeons from loft / Men loading pigeons in baskets into boat / General view Short "Singapore III" flying boat on water and men loading pigeons into plane / pigeons released for practice flight from plane on water / pigeons flying in air / pigeons return to loft / General view Singapore III flying boat taking off / Wireless operator writes out message seated in front of apparatus / Wireless Operator gives message and it is put on pigeon's leg / Singapore III in air / pigeon flying in air / pigeon lands at loft and man taking message from pigeon / Warrant Officer reading message / orderly given message and runs off / pigeons returning to loft.

    Animals - Domestic; Airforce - Active; Great Britain
    Background: RAF train racing pigeons for emergency use in case of radio failure.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABHHQPC3B9UGOAB3W948EP3MEV
    Media URN:
    VLVABHHQPC3B9UGOAB3W948EP3MEV
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1939
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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