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  1. aps1966 says

    At around 6 minutes the shot shows my father Cpl Thomas Alfred Smith holding and packing a Pigeon into a case for the drop into France

    He was in the Royal Corps of Signals though he joined the Parachute Regiment some time after his return from India

    I told me years ago the story about the Pigeon and how it had bit him shortly and that he swore

    I remember him saying that they were filming and it was out there somewhere

    He died more than 30 years ago and I was emotional when I first saw the clip

    I would like to thank Elizabeth at Pathe for finding it for me

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