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Office Buddy- Pigeon name competition WINNERS!

Massive congratulations, and of course a big thank you too- to St Pauls Primary School in Gloucester for helping us name our office buddy… Flash T. Rocket! The winners are from Miss Price’s class (Emerald class) Enjoy the chocolates! We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part!  

Fancy That!

The tale of three generations flying high in the world of pigeon fancying with help- Due to be Broadcast on 20th August @ 6:30pm. The documentary tells the story of Matthew and 16-year-old Joseph Hughes, a father and son who have a passion for pigeons. For more inf0 click here. You can also follow the making of the […]

One Loft Pigeon found in Cuxhaven, Germany

One of our One Loft Pigeons has been found in Germany after liberating from our final Hot Spot Race in Fraserburgh in the north of Scotland on Friday 14th June! Luckily it landed in a pigeon fancier’s garden, where it’s being looked after with food and water before heading back to complete the race.   […]


Winkie, the carrier pigeon was on an RAF Beaufort Bomber when it crashed in the North Sea on 23rd February 1942. She was set free and flew 120 miles home to Broughty Ferry, sparking a desperate search and rescue mission. The Bomber crew owed their lives to Winkie’s heroic flight. She is really popular and has […]

Pigeon Sale Yields World Record for Feathered Bolt

Flying high above Europe’s economic crisis, a local lightning-fast pigeon called Bolt became the world’s most expensive racing bird when his Belgian breeder sold it for 310,000 euros (roughly £264,301.66) to a Chinese businessman. One-year-old Bolt, named after the Jamaican Olympic superstar sprinter Usain Bolt, and with an outstanding pedigree of proven champions to match, […]


Earlier today a member of the public contacted the RPRA after seeing the Dickin 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 Cymru- Pembrokeshire Coastal Path Documentary

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 […]

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Rpra school competition – Eldersfield school, corse lawn

RPRA 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 […]

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