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Commando, pictured with the rare medal he won during World War II

Most of us know now that pigeons were used in both World Wars, carrying important messages across the battlefields (for links on heroic pigeons please go to: Heroic pigeons and Pigeons in Military History), however, after World War II their use was stopped. … Or were they?

Here are two current(-ish) reports of pigeons being caught on suspicion of spying:

Pigeon held in India on suspicion of spying for Pakistan

Iran arrests pigeons ‘spying’ on nuclear site