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Presentation Night Speeches

on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 14:36.

The National Flying Club is honored to have Her Majesty the Queen as our patron and each year at the presentation there is a loyal toast presented by the President of the club followed by a toast to the Ladies present and Guests. Subsequently there are a number of speeches and I thought it would be a gesture of appreciation to the speakers, to recount them here for all to digest.


Pearson & Dransfield Auction

on Saturday, 04 February 2017 14:09.

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Race Results History


Due to Racing Rule 33: - "Provisional results of any race, based on times reported by members either by telephone or online, shall not be made available in any format until it is felt probable that all competing sections have been won, taking into account any potential velocity achieveable by the furthest flying competing member in each section." This new rule proposed by Mr. P. O'Leary, Waterlooville, voted on by the general membership and past, means the provisional results will not be displayed until the criteria within the rule has been met.  

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Important News

See the 2018 Race Program - Click the link Races - Dates 2018

On Thursday the 12th of October the funeral of Mr. Philip Curtis, Chairman of the National Flying Club took place. Members of the NFC committee joined over three hundred friends and family in attendance. His daughter Claire recited a poem before heartfelt tributes by his son William, along with NFC President Mr. Mick McGrevy, which gave testament to his exceptional qualities as a husband, father, friend and colleague. His contribution in his position as chairman of the NFC is considered as “one of the very best and is going to prove a hard act to follow” The National Flying Club has benefited by his hard working enthusiasm for the club and its continued improvements. He believed strongly in developing new sections in order to bring National racing accolades to outlying areas of the country and his passion for the Tarbes Grand National was rewarded in 2016 with 1st section K and 7th Open.       P Curtis Son   In memory of the late Phil Curtis, pictured with his son William. 

Coutences YB & OH Latest Lib News - The birds at Coutences have been liberated at 8.00 a.m. in to a light Northerly wind in full sun. The birds cleared immediately heading North. There is very little cloud throughout the line of flight. The wind en route is turning varible from the South.

Coutences YB & OH National races NUMBERS AWAY- This number may change after marking has taken place, click on to the following files: - Young Birds Sect SummaryOld Hens Sect Summary:

Coutences YB & OH National Races 6 & 7 Entry - Has now been enabled. Entries will cease to be accepted on Monday 28th August at 12 midnight.

Fougeres National Race 5 - The birds have been brought back from Jarnac to Fougeres. Check out the latest liberation news. 25/07/17 - The birds at Fougeres were liberated at 07:30 hrs into a light Westerly breeze, blue sky and sunshine, birds headed North immediately and in Barry's (The Convoyer) words, "Never looked back." The wind is generally from the West with a little help for the longer flyers later in in the day. Gerry Clements.

Numbers in baskets - Click onto the old file to read re numbers put into baskets - Numbers in baskets 

Jarnac National - 24/07/17. Due to the uncertain weather conditions, I feel in the best interests of the pigeons, we are moving them back to Fougeres today ready for a liberation tomorrow morning. Gerry Clements, Race Advisor.  

Jarnac National - Check here for the latest liberation news. 24/07/17 - There will be no liberation today due to extremely poor weather conditions at the liberation site, low cloud and rain and not likely to move till later in the day.  

Jarnac National birds sent - This number may change after marking has taken place, click the link Jarnac Section Summary

JARNAC NATIONAL RACE ENTRY - Has now been enabled. Login first by clicking the 'Members', top menu selection then login. Once logged in, click the 'Members', top menu selection again and then select, 'Race Entry'. Online race entry will close on Monday 17th July at 12 midnight.

Tarbes Grand National Provisional Result - STATEMENT. Members, after consultation with members of the Management Committee, it has been agreed to publish a provisional result of the Tarbes Grand National race despite this contravening racing rule 33. With the amount of information being published on social media sites, it is only sensible to issue a provisional result and that it is only fair to the members that competed and to those who have clocked birds to have this information. I would like to offer on behalf of the Management Committee, congratulations to all those who have clocked in what turned out to be a true test for our birds in our Grand National race.

TARBES GRAND NATIONAL - Check here for the latest liberation news. 02/07/17 - The birds at Tarbes have been liberated at 06.15 hrs in a light South Westerly wind with the sun on their backs and cleared well. The wind in France is generally South  Westerly veering Westerly on the channel and in the U.K.

TARBES GRAND NATIONAL - Online race entry has now been enabled. Login first by clicking the 'Members' top menu selection, once logged in, click the 'Members' top menu selection and then select 'Race Entry'. Online race entries will close on Saturday, 24th June at 12 midnight.

MESSAC NATIONAL RACE 3 - Check here for the latest liberation news. 17/06/17 - The birds at Messac have been liberated at 06.00 hrs in a light North East wind turning Northerly on coast and channel, turning Westerly on the mainland, with very little cloud.

Saintes National - Unfortunately the French have informed the RPRA that the Saintes liberation site is unavailable on 21-23 July. We shall now go to Jarnac. The distances for Jarnac are now uploaded.

MESSAC NATIONAL RACE 3 - Online race entry has now been enabled. The race will be from MESSAC!  Entries close on Monday 12th June at midnight.

FOUGERES NATIONAL RACE - See the full result now uploaded with 2,683 birds on.

03/06/17 MESSAC NATIONAL RACE LIBERATION NEWS - The birds at Messac have been liberated at 10:30 hrs in a light Northerly wind changing to West on route with a little help at the end.

 03/06/17 MESSAC NATIONAL RACE - Please note when verifying your birds on this website, verify them to the Ancenis race. The Messac distances will be used under Ancenis, they have been copied across, overwriting the Ancenis distances.

02/06/17 ANCENIS BIRDS BROUGHT BACK TO MESSAC - Due to a tournment being held on the liberation site, we cannot get on to the site, we have brought the birds back to Messac. 

02/06/17 ANCENIS NUMBERS AWAY - See how many birds are away on this provisional file which will change once marking has taken place and corrections have occurred. Click onto the link 2 Ancenis 2017 Numbers Away

ANCENIS NATIONAL - Online race entry is now enabled. Entries close on Bank holiday Monday at midnight. Login first, the 'Race Entry' option will appear under the menu option, 'Members'.

FOUGERES Latest Lib News - Check here for the latest news re the birds at Fougeres. Message update - The birds at Fougeres have been liberated at 8.00 hrs in a lt South South-East wind veering South West on the channel changing  to South in England. They cleared immediately in clear blue sky. 

FOUGERES NUMBERS AWAY - See how many birds are away on this provisional file which will change once marking has taken place and corrections have occurred. click onto the link 1 Fougeres 2017 Numbers Away

RACE DISTANCES - Race distances have been uploaded for members to review. Check them out by logging in, click 'Race Info', then 'Race Distances'. 

FOUGERES NATIONAL - Online race entry is now enabled. Entries close on Monday 15th May at midnight. Login first, the 'Race Entry' option will appear under the menu option 'Members'.

AUCTION SALE - Currently running, this is your chance to purchase some of the best birds in the UK at this present time. Click onto AUCTION SALE.

NEW MARKING STATION for the North East of England - Venue is D J Evans Youth Club, Bowburn, Co Durham, DH6 5AN. Marking on Wednesdays, opening times are from 17.30 hrs to  19.30 hrs. (Not open for Tarbes or Saintes. Y/B race to be confirmed) I/c is Bob McKie, tel. no. 07828 961442.

6th February, 2017 - A momentous day for our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, more...

See the result of the voting for the 2017 season: - click onto the following link, more...

See the 2017 Race Program: - Click onto, 'Race Info', then, 'Race Dates' or click onto the following link, more...

See WHO is WHO re the 2017 Season Committee Members: - Click onto, 'Info', then, 'Who's Who', or click onto the following link, more...

  Numbers in Baskets

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       Verify your race bird online SAVE THE PREMIUM RATE PHONECALL!

Once you have logged in as a member, (follow the login instructions on the login page), all members can now verify their birds re Racing Rule 26. Click on the 'Members' menu bar and then select 'RACE VERIFICATION'. Ensure you enter the correct details! You will receive an e-mail, now with a verification number, to prove your verification to the clock station.


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