During WW1, those who were aboard convoy ships would get battle chevrons for crossing from the shores of UK and France after delivering troops and equipment . A soldier's overseas service was calculated from the day they disembarked in Britain or France. Sailors and Marines who served in the European war zone aboard a ship for 6 months (i.e. Shipboard Service) wore their chevron point upwards. If they served ashore, they qualified for the Overseas War Service chevron. (Overseas service chevrons were discontinued by the Navy and Marine Corps after the First World War.)
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Pigeon house for messenger pigeons used during the sea defense of the Western Atlantic during WW1. Pigeons were used to send messages from the ships patrolling to the admiralty house then commanded by Admiral Sir Lewis Bayly, RN.
Actual Pigeon house of the people who occupied and managed the messenger pigeons during WW1.