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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.          

Liberation sites maps available

Updated versions of the UK and Continental liberation site maps (A3 size) may be purchased from The Reddings at a cost of £1 per map plus £1 postage for up to 4 maps. Please note that these are now separate maps, as opposed to the previous joint map. On the reverse of each is a […]

Forgive or not? Confession on the Simon Mayo Show

BBC Radio 2’s Simon Mayo Drivetime Show last Thursday featured a ‘Confession’ from a listener who had found a stray racing pigeon. Would you forgive or not? Listen to the confession and make up your own mind, and then see what the BBC crew thought. Audio Clip 1: The Confession Audio Clip 2: The BBC […]

BBC Timeshift being filmed at RPRA

A BBC Television film crew has been busy making a Timeshift documentary for BBC Four on the cultural history of man’s other best friend – the pigeon. The programme makers have been filming at RPRA Headquarters, The Reddings, and at the RPRA One Loft over recent weeks, with the programme due to air in the […]

HM The Queen at 90

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 years old on 21st April. The Royal Pigeon Racing Association, of which The Queen is the Patron, has contributed to an article in the Woman’s Weekly Classic Series. To read the article please download the pages from the links below. All are reproduced courtesy of Woman’s Weekly/Time Inc. […]

RPRA Horse Race at Wetherby

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 […]

Response to PETA Investigation

This statement is issued on behalf of the following Organisations which represent pigeon racing in the UK: Royal Racing Pigeon Association, Welsh Homing Pigeon Union, North West Homing Union, Scottish Homing Union and North of England Homing Union “As representatives of pigeon racing within the UK we are extremely concerned by findings from PETA’s investigation […]