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Annual General Meeting 2019

The 123rd Annual General Meeting of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association took place at the Novotel Hotel, Long Eaton, Nottingham, on Friday 22nd February. The minutes of the meeting can be downloaded here.  Above is a photo of the full Council, and below that of the President and Vice Presidents with the Chief Executive following […]

RPRA Drug Testing Programme 2019

Council of the RPRA has approved drug testing for the 2019 season For 2019 the RPRA will again be using a UK-based laboratory for its drug testing programme. The process is detailed within Appendix G of the RPRA Rules, and includes the following: • Only trained personnel will be able to carry out sample collections […]

Wreaths laid on behalf of pigeons in war

Jimmy Nelson, President of the RPRA Cumbria Region, and Billy Smith, President of the Scottish National Flying Club,  laid wreaths at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres in recognition of the role played by homing pigeons in both world wars. Many thousands of fanciers gave their birds to the forces to act […]

Show of the Year funds Holisfit Project

The BHW Show of the Year has donated £1000 towards a new cancer rehabilitation project called Holisfit. This new group will be for people who are going through or recovering from cancer, and will offer exercise support and holistic treatments at SERVE’s Therapy Centre in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire. It will provide a full one day […]

Booking of RPRA liberation sites

To avoid jeopardising official RPRA liberation sites all liberations MUST be booked and paid for through RPRA HQ. This includes Race Programmes, Open Races, One Loft Races and Training Tosses. Please ensure 2019 Inland & Continental Race Programmes are completed on official forms and returned to The Reddings by Friday 1st March, along with this […]

Hoodies and beanies added to online shop

As seen at the BHW Show of the Year 2019, we’ve now added RPRA logo hoodies and beanies to our online shop. These are both available in navy or grey. The beanies are just one size, while the hoodies are available in sizes medium to extra large. Click on the image to visit the shop. […]

BHW Show of the Year 2019

Thank you to everyone who made the BHW Show of the Year 2019 the success that it was – and of course to the many thousands that came along. The results were as follows (subject to ring verification etc) – our congratulations to all of the winners: • Trophy Winners • Class Winners • Full […]

GB19 Ring Orders

To order your GB19 rings, either click on the appropriate image below to download an order form, then complete and send it to us along with a cheque/postal order made payable to the RPRA, or call us on 01452 713529 to place an order and pay by card over the phone. Please note – individual members […]

New Book: Pip the Pigeon

Paula Yare has written a new children’s book entitled ‘Pip the Pigeon: Secret Mission’, about the hair-raising adventures of a heroic pigeon who joins the British Army in World War I. The book costs £4.99 plus p&p, and proceeds are being donated to Cancer Research UK. To order a copy, e-mail [email protected], with your name, address […]

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!