RAF train racing pigeons for emergency use in case of radio failure.
SLATE INFORMATION: 'Pigeon Corps' Helps R.A.F. Flying Boats
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.