A presentation on the activities of pigeons in history – and especially during both World Wars – was given to a class of students and some members of the general public at Attleborough Academy in Norfolk on Wednesday 29th June.
As always, pigeon releases by the students following some basic pigeon handling training were the highlight of the morning.
The pigeons used were extra special, having been collected earlier that morning from the Royal Loft at Sandringham. The loft and pigeons looked in fine fettle; apparently the Duke of Edinburgh had visited recently, and Prince George takes a keen interest in all things pigeon.
Many thanks to the Royal Loft Manager, Peter Farrow, for allowing the pigeons to be used, and for the very welcome early morning cup of tea!