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A letter paying tribute to the VC pigeon.<br />
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The heroism of a plucky World War One carrier pigeon that delivered a vital message despite being mortally wounded by a German sniper has come to light 100 years since its death.<br />
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Recently unearthed papers found in a house clearance document the full story of the brave bird who earned the name 'VC Pigeon' after he gallant but fatal feat.<br />
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So revered was the pigeon by the loftsmen of the Western Front they had him stuffed. He is now on display at the Royal Signals Museum in Blandford, Dorset.<br />
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The museum has also received the first hand account of the last moments of VC Pigeon which they are also displaying.