Royal Blue the Kings racing pigeon and first carrier of the war
"Royal Blue" the King's racing pigeon and first carrier of the war carried a message from a force landed plane on hte Continent has been invested with the animals' VC The Dickin Medal. In October 1940 this bird was released in Holland approximately 120 miles from base at 7.20am and arrived at Sandringham at 11.50am the same day with information regarding the sitution of the crew. Corporal A Randall RAF with the King's pigeon after it had been invested with the medal in London
12th April 1945
Henry Woggins, the pet dog of Mrs Fraser Simpson, author of Footsteps in the Night
Henry Woggins, the pet dog of Mrs Fraser Simpson, author of "Footsteps in the Night", took a part in the film version of the book "Honeymoon Adventure" which is now being shown at the London theatres. He made a special visit to see himself in the film to the Metropole Cinema and bought his own ticket.
Photo shows Henry Woggins buying his own ticket to see himself in the film.
March 3rd 1932
Sam the Basset treats his torrid tongue to a refreshing dousing in a bucket of water
Sam the Basset treats his torrid tongue to a refreshing dousing in a bucket of water after he had taken refreshment from a delicious looking boiled chicken he found on the kitchen table. The adage of old states "He who plays with fire will surely be burned" and so it turned out, for the chicken had been curried!