HC Deb 21 November 1945 vol 416 c528W
Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Undersecretary of State for Air what are the duties now remaining in connection with the pigeon service to warrant the employment of a wing-commander and staff.

Mr. Strachey

This officer and the two clerks under 'him are closing down the organisation provided by the National Pigeon Service, which at its peak included 175,000 pigeons, 37,000 of them working for the United States Forces. The work should be finished by the end of the year.

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