The first animal to receive a Dickin medal for bravery was a pigeon called White Vision. She was one of the many birds who served with the National Pigeon Service during WWII. White Vision flew 60 miles through gale force winds, carrying a message which subsequently saved 11 men from drowning. She lived until 1953. In her honour this grey pigeon (perhaps a distant relative) is available to download here for free, to make for fun.