What's he got under his arms ?

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by _Chimurenga_, Feb 17, 2013.

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  1. _Chimurenga_

    _Chimurenga_ LE Gallery Guru


    A friend came across this and we've been wondering what the two yellow boxes are for.
  2. Not even a good attempt ^~
  3. Er (turns on Wah Shield)

    Pigeon boxes..you can see one in the box on the right....

    (turns off Wah Shield)

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  4. _Chimurenga_

    _Chimurenga_ LE Gallery Guru

    It wasn't a WAH.

    Thank you Swampmonster.
  5. You blind twat! ;)
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  6. That is what you were issued when you couldn't get your head around Batco.
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  7. Good photo, any history or story to go with it?
  8. Well the boxes appear to be made out of old biscuit tins for a start.


  9. The caption reads "Squadron Leader Dastardly returns from another successful mission".
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  10. A Canadian airman with boxes containing carrier pigeons used by downed bomber crews to send emergency signals for rescuers to come to their aid. Using the pigeons in such incidents helped the rescuers go straight to the airmens downed location.

    Found the above, whether it is fact i don't know, but until definitive answer it will do for moment
  11. Not the trial for new ration packs then?
  12. What, the rescuers followed the bloody pigeons back to the downed aircraft ...you're avin' a laugh mate! They'd be better off eating the fockers!


  13. Remember the dead pigeon found down a chimney with a coded message, could be one of those two. Or lunch.

  14. Well kind Sir please provide the definitive answer.

    However until you provide the facts regarding this particular Canadian airman, please read below.
    BBC News - The pigeon that saved a World War II bomber crew
  15. FrosteeMARIA

    FrosteeMARIA LE Gallery Guru

    Early issue gas detection units