HC Deb 20 July 1897 vol 51 cc566-7

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the fact that the German War Department recently sent to this country over 1,000 carrier pigeons for the purpose of practising them in flights from this country to Germany for the service of the German War Department, the first of which flights took place from Dover on Saturday last; and whether, if the English War Department desired to carry out similar manœuvres from the German shore, they would be permitted to do so by the German authorities?


This question has not been lost sight of. The laws of Germany throw impediments in the way of flying foreign carrier pigeons in that country.