WW II hero pigeon that carried news of D-Day is remembered (UK)





A County Antrim pigeon who received a medal for his war-time bravery is being remembered at a special ceremony in England.
Paddy the pigeon was bred in Moyleen, Carnlough.

He was decorated for being the first bird to fly back with news of the D-Day landings in Normandy in World War II.

Paddy is one of 62 animals who received the PSDA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, for bravery in the war.


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