Facebook Twitter YouTube
Young Fanciers News RSS feed for this section

Australian War Animal Memorial

The Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation (AWAMO) is a charity that raises awareness of the deeds and sacrifices that animals have made in warfare. On the 21st July AWAMO – in cooperation with the people of Pozieres – proudly opened the first war animal memorial on the Western Front. This memorial recognises all animals from […]

East Anglian Daily Times on Peregrine Falcons

The East Anglian Daily Times carried an article about the problems with birds of prey and racing pigeons. As a result of a press release from Voice Communications, who work on behalf of the Raptor Alliance, the article particularly covers a call to rehome a family of peregrine falcons living in Colchester’s Jumbo Tower. See […]

One Loft Race 2017 – Final Race

The RPRA One Loft Race 2017 Final Race took place today from Alnwick (235 miles, 898 yards). The birds were liberated at 07.45am into a fresh west wind. Provisional result is as follows: The final results and a full report will appear on the One Loft website.  

One Loft Race 2017 Hot Spot 4

The RPRA One Loft birds were liberated from Brawby Grange, North Yorkshire (162 miles, 1022 yards) at 07:45am this morning; no wind, cleared excellent. Videos of a walk round the trailer and the liberation are here. Over 400 birds were back by 11.15am. Provisional results are below, and Jeremy will upload the full result to […]

CLIC Sargent Pigeon Race for Young Lives

A race featuring birds from clubs across the UK will take place from Coutances in northern France this weekend – Saturday 2nd September – to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness month. The ‘Pigeon Race for Young Lives’ is a sponsored race offering an exciting opportunity to win prizes while raising money to help CLIC Sargent to […]

Play as a carrier pigeon in WW1 game!

Swedish gaming company DICE has produced a World War 1 game – Battlefield 1 – which includes a section in which you play as a carrier pigeon delivering a message to its HQ. Watch the youtube clip of the scene above – it’s pretty awesome!  

One Loft Race 2017 Hot Spot 3

The RPRA One Loft Race young birds were liberated from Bubwith, North Yorkshire, at 0700 this morning, into blue sky with a moderate head wind; they cleared well online. (Distance: 137 miles 231 yards.) A video of the liberation is here. Over 600 of the 859 birds were back by 2.00pm, and the first arrivals are […]

Let’s hear it for Colin Hill

The late Dan Humphries was the curator and driving force behind a Pigeons at War Exhibition in Cornwall, which proved extremely popular with many visitors seeking it out when holidaying in the area. After Dan’s death the artefacts and displays he so painstakingly assembled were briefly relocated in Cornwall before being moved to Bletchley Park […]

One Loft Race 2017 Hot Spot 2

The RPRA One Loft Race young birds were liberated from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, at 0900 this morning, into a brisk WSW wind. (Distance: 88 miles 338 yards.) 556 of the 919 birds were back by 11.30am, and the provisional result is below. Jeremy will upload the full result on the One Loft website in due course.    […]

Liberations near Airfields

Following the complaint that we received from the station at RAF Leeming in March, we have received a further complaint of airfields not being notified of liberations.  In accordance with RPRA Rules (Page 28 of the 2017 Rule Book), liberations within 13km of airports require notification to the aerodrome authority or air traffic controller at least […]