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Today pigeon racing is a sport for the whole family in a highly social environment. It combines animal husbandry with the natural desire for competition. Electronic Timing Systems and One Loft Races have brought this popular sport into the 21st Century. Find out more…

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Volunteers needed for BBC Learning’s World War 1 at Home Tour

The RPRA has been invited to participate with the BBC in a UK tour regarding World War 1 – our involvement will be telling the story of the part played by racing pigeons during the war. The BBC will be providing and transporting a pigeon ‘loft’ which will house display pictures and artefacts from the [...]

Dickin Medal Winners

See our tribute to the 32 carrier pigeons that won the Dickin Medal – the ‘Animal VC’ – during World War 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx9uTAsX3bY          

Schools learn about pigeon history

Schoolchildren are getting to see racing pigeons at first hand as RPRA General Manager, Stewart Wardrop, visits schools to give talks on pigeon history and racing pigeons. Over 200 children at Brushwood Junior School in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, were treated to four separate talks across a day. As the school was holding a World War 1 theme [...]

BBC World War 1 At Home Tour – Woolwich Event

The BBC World War 1 At Home Tour will visit county shows, summer festivals, air shows and bustling shopping centres the length and breadth of the UK. A family festival drew more than 30,000 people to Woolwich on Saturday 28th June as part of the annual Armed Forces Day celebrations. The event, which highlights Woolwich’s [...]