WW2 Carrier Pigeon Box.
A rare WW2, British made Carrier/Homing Pigeon Box.
This Pigeon Box was built to carry a single Pigeon.
Issued to the British Airborne forces & RAF when operating over enemy territory.
A carrier Pigeon could be used to send home an important 'coded' message, when radio communication was lost.
Size, 13 ½ x 10 x 8 inches.
Constructed from wood, it has a metal hinged door at either end.
It has a leather carrying handle and leather door clasps.
War Department stamped with a reference number (albeit feint).
It is in a good, but used & worn condition.
Comes with a plastic 'display' pigeon.