Rex the carrier pigeon injured found near the flight deck HMS Prince of Wales 14092021 Credit HMS Prince Of Wales Twitter.jpg
Animals

'Worse-For-Wear' Stowaway Pigeon On The Mend On HMS Prince Of Wales

The pigeon, now named Rex, was found on the aircraft carrier's flight deck and is being nursed back to health by crew.

Rex the carrier pigeon injured found near the flight deck HMS Prince of Wales 14092021 Credit HMS Prince Of Wales Twitter.jpg

A stowaway pigeon has been discovered by crew hidden near the flight deck of the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales.

The pigeon, who has been named Rex, is getting well looked after, according to a tweet from the HMS Prince Of Wales Twitter account, posted on Tuesday.

The tweet said: "The lads are taking good care of him and he's getting stronger by the day!

"He'll be back at flying stations before he knows it!"

HMS Prince of Wales has been taking part in a number of training exercises as she continues to work her way to becoming fully operational.

The Royal Navy is moving to get the second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier fully operational and ready for deployment after the F-35B Lightning II first landed on the ship last June.

Cover image: Injured pigeon Rex with a member of the crew of HMS Prince of Wales (Picture: HMS Prince Of Wales Twitter).