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FLYING HEROES

Click here to see a copy of the boards from the Flying Heroes display which took place at this year’s BHW Show of The Year.                      

The secret world of the Bletchley Park pigeon spies

The BBC’s security correspondent Gordon Corera and Today programme guest editor, the former MI5 chief Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller uncover the secret history of Britain’s pigeon spies, and the role played by her own mother, during World War Two. Click here, to hear the full story.              

Wreath laid on behalf of RPRA at Animals in War Memorial monument

RPRA General Manager, Stewart Wardrop, laid a wreath on behalf of The Royal Pigeon Racing Association at the Park Lane Animals in War Memorial monument on 8th November. The monument is a powerful and moving tribute to all the animals that served, suffered and died alongside the British, Commonwealth and Allied forces in the wars […]

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A Thank you from Kate Whiston

Dear All, I’d just like to thank you again for your participation in my research on pigeon fancying for my Masters degree in Geography. I am proud to say that I have received a distinction! I am very grateful for all your help and cooperation, without which I wouldn’t have been  able to complete my […]

I just wanted to tell you . . .

I just wanted to tell you a little bit about my dad, Brian McHale … He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004 and sadly passed away in October 2012 from prostate cancer and a stroke. He was a successful flyer for over 30 years, flying with Hawksworth and Horsforth, Leeds Pigeon Clubs. He absolutely […]

Cumbria Animals in war Auction raises over £6000

A fantastically supported pigeon auction held over the weekend has seen a sum of over £6000 raised to help fund the planned Cumbrian Animals in War Memorial. The project is now guaranteed to proceed. Thanks to all the donors and supporters! This event will appear on Border TV very shortly as well as on BBC local […]

One Loft Race Winner- Alan Richardson

One Loft Race Winner- Alan Richardson

First I would like to say a big thank you to everybody who has contacted me with congratulations after winning the race which even now I cannot believe I have won. I have been involved with pigeons most of my life for 25 years with the man who first got me into pigeon racing Jim […]