10/08/2012 - One hundred and eighty five UK pigeons were entered along with sixteen thousand, nine hundred and twenty one European birds into the international race from Perpignan. They were liberated at 05.55 hrs UK time with a light north westerly breeze at the liberation site. This was expected to change to south westerly over the later stages of the race.
20/07/2012 - Sixty five members of the British International Championship Club sent two hundred and eighty five pigeons to compete in the international race from St Vincent. The birds were held over on Sunday due to bad weather but were released at 6.00 hrs UK time on Monday.