Pigeon racing has been in the Dowden family since the 1920s
George Dowden & Son loft in 1946 Portsmouth
YB average cup winners in 1946 and in 1947 racing as Dowden & Son in Portsmouth Col. H.S
Russ Dowdens first loft in 1948 racing on his own.
Russ Dowden's Gold Medal Winning 3rd British Sect 149th Barcelona International 1962.
Russ & Dot Dowden with some of their silver cups won from over 600 miles.
Per-Mare Per-Terram flight feather.
1st Sect A, 1st Open British Barcelona Club Palamos National 1978 miles.
Bred & raced by Russ Dowden
The wing taken 2hrs after timing in "Note the third flight coming up"
Spanish Diploma Winner 1977 British Barcelona Club.
The Long Distance Champion
Thurso 544 miles
Lerwick 643 miles
Barcelona 670 miles
Faroe Island 800 miles
Russ Dowden presenting a silver cup to the Museat Bros of Malta, winners of the longest Federation race from brindisi 410 miles winning the race by 3 hours.
Presenting the silver " Dowden Cup" to The Longest Distance winner in Malta.
1st Fed Lerwick 643 miles
6th Fed Lerwick
8th Fed Lerwick
1st Fed by two hours.
1983 1st Club (by four days), 2nd Federation Lerwick 643 miles.
The British Barcelona Club
British International Club
The National Flying Club
Central Southern Classic Flying Club
The Midlands National Flying Club
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