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Outbreak of Avian Influenza in Europe

We have been notified by Defra that “Netherlands has confirmed an outbreak of H5N6 HPAI in 16,000 fattening ducks (4 weeks and 4 days old) in Flevoland region. The virus has been sequenced at the national reference laboratory and appears to be a reassortant between the H5N8 HPAI virus and a N6 LPAI virus, therefore […]

Save the pigeon sport from bird flu

The world governing body for pigeon racing – the FCI – has set up a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of proving that racing pigeons are not susceptible to bird flu. Please read the FCI’s  following press release, and consider lending your support. FCI Press Release 2017 will go down in history as the year […]

RPRA Auction Website

Following the success of the One Loft Race auctions over the past two seasons, we have now opened the RPRA auction website up to our members. The first auctions are now running until Sunday 17th December (8.00pm), made up of four lots from 2016 RPRA One Loft winner Dr Srikrishnamurthy. The full details of the […]

BHW Show of the Year 2018

We are now less than 50 days away from the BHW Show of the Year 2018 which takes place in Blackpool over the weekend 20th-21st January. It is the largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in the UK annually, and an event that has something for everyone, whether you are a veteran flyer, new member, or […]

GB 2018 Ring Orders

If you pre-ordered your GB18 rings before December, they were all sent out on Friday 1st December. It’s not too late, of course, we are still taking orders and they will be dispatched the same day.  Either complete and send us an order form, along with a cheque/postal order made payable to the RPRA, or call […]

RPRA One Loft 2018 Entries now open

Entries for the RPRA Young Birds One Loft Race 2018 are now open. Download a copy of the Rules and Entry Form. There is no limit to the number of applications you may make. The initial 10 pigeons on application will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis until 7th December 2017. Any further available […]

Flash Sale!

Our very own soft cuddly toy – Flash T. Rocket – is still available at a sale price of just £15 including postage and packing. Please either call us on 01452 858245 to order by phone, or place your order via our on-line shop.  Hurry and get yours while stocks last!        

Updated liberation site map

An up-to-date version of the UK liberation site map, showing major airports and sites with airfield restrictions, is available to download. Click on the image right to download the map in .pdf format.          

Western Region Secretary

RPRA Western Region has appointed a new Region Secretary – Mr Barry McGann of Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire. The RPRA Regions page has been updated to show Mr McGann’s contact details.  

RPRA One Loft 2017 Young Birds Auction

The RPRA One Loft Race 2017 Young Bird auction took place during October. Congratulations if you won one of the lots. A full list of the final results is below. Download: Auction 2017 results