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Dennis carries the Olympic Torch

Long-time RPRA member Dennis Sanders of Great Barr, Birmingham, carried the Olympic Torch through the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley when it visited his home city on Saturday 30th June.

Dennis, now 75, is an army veteran, and has been releasing white pigeons at military commemorations and memorial services for many years. In fact, HM The Queen gave Dennis a pigeon named Stephanie some years ago, which he used to promote the sport and raise money for charity. At the 200th anniversary of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps Her Majesty released Stephanie along with five white pigeons. Stephanie flew back to Sandringham carrying a message capsule for The Queen, which was faxed to Buckingham Palace, arriving before she returned.

Our congratulations to Dennis on being honoured as an Olympic Torch Bearer. His dedicated page on the London 2012 website is here, and you can see some of his pigeon photos on the Royal Connection page.

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