Last night’s news on Channel 4 featured an item on pigeons in war, including Jon Snow interviewing the RPRA Development Officer Richard Chambers.
Project 14-18 has been working with artist Duke Riley to develop a visual project that will raise awareness of the pigeon in war. A loft has been built in London (see below) that houses 1500 tumblers that have been specifically bred to fly at night. The birds have LED lights on their legs that will create a visual effect when flying in the dark.
The project will be delivered between 20th-23rd June when the birds will be flown at night, and is expected to attract a large attendance from the general public, plus significant media coverage.