Saturday June 9th and both the Derby Burton & District South Road Federation and the Burton & South Derbyshire Federation were at Fourgeres for their second channel race but due to bad weather conditions in France both feds were bought back to Carentan and both feds were liberated simultaneously on Sunday at 12-30 in a North East wind. This turned out to be a very hard race with many empty perches Sunday night.
In Kilburn Welfare who fly in the Derby Burton & District South Road Federation Keith Cresswell gets the winner with a two year old blue cock doing 1152.In second & fourth was Stuart Wainwright with a three year old blue hen doing 986 and a two year old dark cock doing 920.In third was Keith Foulke with a yearling blue cock doing 942.
Keith Cresswell Kilburn Welfare winner from Carentan.
In Osmaston Park Homing Society Mick Stone gets the red card with a three year old blue hen doing 1146 followed by two, two year old blue hens doing 1026 & 993 to take second & third. In fourth was S & H W Hall with a four year old cheq cock doing 930.
Mick Stone Osmaston Park Homing Society winner from Carentan & Frome.
In Etwall & District Flying Club Peter & Shirley Harrison take the red card with Mick Leszczyszak in second & third followed by Alan Peach in fourth.
Peter Harrison & Shirley Harrison, Etwall & District Flying Club winners from Carentan.
In Ilkeston Bulls Head Flying Club Roger & Mark Duffield take the red card followed by F & T Salt Bros & Son in second followed by John & Pamela Dowd in third.
The Burton & South Derbyshire Federation also held an inland race from Frome and were liberated at 11-00 in an east north east wind. Taking the first three positions in the Brackens South Road Flying Club and leading the way into Derby was Paul & Lynda Todd with a yearling blue cock which was bred out of their Steve Foster pigeons doing 1367.This was followed by a three year old cheq cock doing 1347 then a yearling cheq cock doing 1346.In fourth position was Jason & Karen Phillips with a yearling cheq hen doing 1230.
Lynda & Paul Todd Brackens South Road Flying Club winners.
In Osmaston Park Homing Society Mick Stone did the double taking the red card with a two year old blue cock doing 1358 followed by Mick Willis & Family in second with a two year old cheq w/f cock doing 1357.In third & fourth was Mick Fearn with two three year old blue cocks doing 1356 & 1355.
In Etwall & District Flying A. Peach & Son took the first two positions with a yearling blue hen doing 1348 and a b/w/f hen doing 1332.In third & fourth was Paul Williams with a three-year old blue cock doing 1304 and a six year old blue cock doing 1303.
Alan Peach Etwall & District Flying Club winner from Frome.
In Ilkeston Bulls Head Flying Club F & T Salt Bros & Son took the red card with a two year old Soontjen cock doing 1349 followed by a yearling cock doing 1330 to take third then a two year old b/pied cock doing 1327 to take fourth. In second position was Roger & Mark Duffield with a yearling Van Loon x Janssen doing 1336.
Arnie & Barbara Dicken ex NRCC secretary and top flier in Derby in his day.