A commemorative plaque has been unveiled at a Cumbrian museum which recognises the contribution and loss of animals killed in war.
Carlisle MP John Stevenson joined city resident Stephen Glencross today in unveiling the plaque at Solway Aviation Museum.
The plaque pays particular homage to the homing carrier pigeons who played an integral part in both world wars.
It was organised and presented by Carlisle resident Stephen Glencross with the support of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association and the Animals in War Group, Carlisle.
John said: “It has been a real honour to unveil this commemorative plaque today to recognise the key role animals played during various wars and the ultimate sacrifice made. A special thank you to Stephen for making this happen and for asking me to attend today.”