1939 War Time Hadleigh

The Pigeon Corps

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.

C.O Major Gordon Alison
Ian Hawks
Gordon and Erica [Hawks]
Ian Hawks
?, Tom, Mrs Biddis, Doris Hawks, Erica & Ian
Ian Hawks
Ian,Tom and his son
Ian Hawks
Major Gordon Alison
Ian Hawks
Doris and Erica with three of the Corps
Ian Hawks

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