For an update from Stewart Wardrop, General Manager- for April 2013 click here.
RPRA General Manager, Stewart Wardrop and Colin Hill Pigeons in War Volunteer Curator for the RPRA at Bletchley Park, travelled to Stowe House in Buckingham for a recording of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. He took along with him for valuation Dickin Medals won by wartime carrier pigeons, and was interviewed by the programme’s militaria expert, [...]
Earlier today a member of the public contacted the RPRA after seeing the Dickins medals on the antiques Roadshow. The medal won by Cologne owned by Mrs Payne of Nottingham, will appear on a future episode of the antiques Roadshow – probably the autumn 2013. The story relating to how Cologne won the medal and [...]
Boom Pictures, an independent television production company based in Cardiff- Wales are currently producing a documentary series for BBC Wales about Pembrokeshire Costal Path. The idea of the Documentary, is to meet people who live, work and play on the path. One of the contributors is Owen Duffy, who works for National Parks. Owen is [...]
General Manager- Stewart Wardrop, visited a local school to talk to children about all things pigeon. The talk followed from the Primary School being entered into our free One Loft Race schools competition this year. The talk included interesting Pigeon history and facts about pigeons in war. The children got to hold a racing pigeon [...]
A short film about World War II carrier pigeon and Dickin Medal winner, Gustav, will be shown in the Short Film Corner at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May. The RPRA was approached last year by Dennis Da Silva of film-makers ArtHertz in London, who were looking to film the story of the famous bird that delivered [...]
The new RPRA price list came into effect from Wednesday 1st May. Download the new price list here
The 5.15pm race at Wetherby Racecourse on Sunday 28th April was titled ‘The Royal Pigeon Racing Association Lady Riders’ Handicap Hurdle Race’. The racecourse granted us the gesture as a thank you for the RPRA’s use of the site for pigeon liberations. The race was won by Catawollow at 12/1 – you can see the [...]
A campaign to erect an Animals in War Memorial monument in Bitts Park, Carlisle, has received the backing of the RPRA’s Patron, HM The Queen. Her Majesty has donated a squab from the Royal Loft to a sale to be held in aid of the cause. The full story is covered in this Cumberland News [...]
The Rules and Pooling Form for the RPRA Yearlings One Loft Race 2013 have now been published. Please see this link for further details of the planned Hotspot races and to download the forms.