MARK GILBERT - 1st Poitiers BICC

Mark Gilbert

Mark Gilbert is well known in the sport; indeed, his national wins are now well into double figures (21) but this one came with bitter sweet emotion...


Terry Luscombe

After suffering a hawk strike only two weeks previous, Terry Luscombe's “Jessie’s Pride” wins 1st Messac National Flying Club.

JOHN & GILL McCLEMENTS - 1-2-3-5-7th Cholet BICC

John and Gill mcClements

Retirement for John McClements, a new Motorhome for weekends away with his wife Gill and a change from inland sprint racing to channel racing. These were some of the ingredients for a successful race with the British International Championship Club from Cholet wining 1st 2nd 3rd 5th and 7th Open.

PAUL & SIMON DAWS - 1st Falaise BICC

Paul & Simon Daws

The first National race of the season was flown from Falaise on the 28th April, and the first three open positions were to members of the same club. So, I had to wait until clocks were checked in the evening until I could make firm arrangements to visit the lofts of Paul & Simon Daws.

MEL & SUE KING - 1st National Flying Club Coutances

Mel and Sue King

A loft that has been consistently at the top of National results and amassed the phenomenal total of eight National wins along with over thirty-five section wins is husband and wife partnership Mel and Sue King.

RAY GEORGE - 1st Alencon BICC

Ray George 1st Alencon

As a boy Ray George kept pigeons but he had given them up in 1968 when he married and raised a family. He retired in 2005 and took up the sport once again. Now he wins 1st Ascension agaist almost 5000 pigeons!

LEON & DAN PRINCE - Winners Gouden Duif UK & Rep. of Ireland 2017

Leon and Dan Prince Bros

Leon Prince (30) and Dan Prince (27) are the winners of the Golden Duif UK and RoI 2017, the lads are partners in work as well as pigeons...!

JOHN & KEVIN ZERAFA - 1st National Flying Club Jarnac/Fougeres

Kevin and John Zerafa

It had been a life long dream of John Zerafa to win the National and although they had been 2nd on two previous occasions in Classic channel races, nothing could compare to the emotions of this victory.

RON POOLE - 1st National Flying Club Tarbes

Ron Poole

Known to his friends as “Whacker” 81-year-old fancier Ron Poole has seventy years of pigeon racing experience under his belt and during those years he has taken up the Grand National challenge a few times.

DAVID BRIDGER - 1st National Flying Club Messac

David and Lesley Bridger

Life long fancier David and his wife Lesley clocked the provisional winner "Heatwave" at Littlehampton, a small town situated between Bognor Regis and Worthing, 215 miles from the race point in Messac.


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