1939 War Time Hadleigh

The Pigeon Corps

By Ian Hawks

Photo:C.O Major Gordon Alison

C.O Major Gordon Alison

Ian Hawks

During the war, a pigeon detachment (as they were known) was stationed at the Salvation Army Farm; training and looking after the birds that were used by the secret army in occupied France and other operations. In charge of a small detachment of men were Major Gordon Alison of the  Cameron Highlanders and Captain Tom ? [surname forgotten].

The attached photos were taken outside Dorlie, 72 Castle Road West. Dorlie became an open house to all at the camp, serving tea and cakes.

Photo:Gordon and Erica [Hawks]

Gordon and Erica [Hawks]

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Photo:?, Tom, Mrs Biddis, Doris Hawks, Erica & Ian

?, Tom, Mrs Biddis, Doris Hawks, Erica & Ian

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Photo:Ian,Tom and his son

Ian,Tom and his son

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Photo:Major Gordon Alison

Major Gordon Alison

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Photo:Doris and Erica with three of the Corps

Doris and Erica with three of the Corps

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This page was added by Ian Hawks on 25/02/2011.
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