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Blue plaque for PDSA founder Maria Dickin

An English Heritage blue plaque has been erected on the house which was the birthplace of the PDSA founder, Maria Dickin CBE – after whom the Dickin Medal is named. Read a full report on the PDSA website.      

Dickin Medal Winners

See our tribute to the 32 carrier pigeons that won the Dickin Medal – the ‘Animal VC’ – during World War 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx9uTAsX3bY          

Dickin Medals valued on Antiques Roadshow

RPRA General Manager, Stewart Wardrop, and Pigeons in War Volunteer Curator for the RPRA at Bletchley Park, Colin Hill, travelled to Stowe House in Buckingham for a recording of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. They took along with them for valuation Dickin Medals won by wartime carrier pigeons, and were interviewed by the programme’s militaria expert, […]