The Relentless

Date of Award: 2 December 1943

"For delivering a message under exceptionally difficult conditions and so contributing to the rescue of an Air Crew while serving with the RAF in February, 1942."

Read Winkie's story

Date of Award: November 1945

"For outstanding endurance on War Service in spite of wounds."

Read Mary of Exeter's story

Date of Award: August 1946

“This bird is credited with making the most outstanding flight by a USA Army Pigeon in World War II. Making the 20 mile flight from British 10th Army HQ, in the same number of minutes, it brought a message which arrived just in time to save the lives of at least 100 Allied soldiers from being bombed by their own planes.”

Read G.I. Joe's story

Date of Award: 8 January 1947

"For being the first bird to arrive with a message from the Paratroops of 21st Army Group behind enemy lines on D Day 6 June, 1944, while serving with APS."

Read Duke of Normandy's story