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BHW Show of the Year 2024

Thank you to everyone that came to the BHW Show of the Year 2024 over the weekend, whether as a fancier, trader, official or staff. It was another great weekend, and a full report will follow over the next few days. (Image below courtesy of Craig Szlatoszlavek.)   The results (subject to ring verification etc) […]

RPRA National Awards 2023

The RPRA National Awards for 2023 have now been determined. As with the last few years, the majority were decided by coefficient calculations, and others by decision of the RPRA Council (marked *). The award winners are listed below – our congratulations to them all. The full list, including performances and calculations, can be seen […]

RPRA 2024 One Loft Race Update

The decision by Jeremy Davies to resign his position as RPRA one loft manager in September instigated the search for a replacement location for the 60m loft. An advert for a loft manager was placed in the BHW with quite a few applications, some being quite tentative and a few very positive. Most did not […]

FCI Olympiad 2024

The Royal Pigeon Racing Association is looking for fanciers to enter various classes at the FCI Olympiad in Maastricht, Netherlands, in January 2024. If you are interested in entering your pigeons to represent the United Kingdom, then please see below.

GB24 Ring Orders

All pre-ordered GB24 rings were sent out by Royal Mail on Friday afternoon, and orders will now be sent out on the day that they are taken. Click on the appropriate image below to download the form, and complete and send it to RPRA HQ with a cheque or postal order for the relevant payment, […]

New children’s book on Mary of Exeter

Dickin Medal winning carrier pigeon, Mary of Exeter, is the subject of a new beautifully illustrated children’s book – “Mary, The Pigeon Who Never Gave Up”. Written by Katie Villa & Simon Hall, the book is illustrated by Rosie Race and the People of Exeter. ‘Mary is a pigeon. A very fast, rather cheeky pigeon […]

Animals in War Remembrance Gathering

RPRA President Les Blacklock and his wife Meryl attended the annual remembrance gathering at the National Animals in War Memorial, Brook Gate, Park Lane, London, when 27 animal charities and organisations were present. Following a one minute’s silence, Cath Bourg from the Pet Plan Charitable Trust announced that this year marked the 80th anniversary of […]

Online ordering system

RPRA members and affiliated organisations are able to order rings through our online ordering system. Click on the image on the right to begin. As with the automated transfer system, individual members will need to enter their own RPRA loft number and the e-mail address that we have recorded for them in our membership database. […]

RPRA One Loft Final Race 2023

The RPRA One Loft Final Race took place today from Alnwick (235 miles 898 yards). The 377 birds were liberated at 7:40am into sunshine, with a light SSW headwind moderate on route. They cleared excellently online. Birds not marked were: GB23 V45201, C47383, A64813, N21669, C47382, N55300, Z03093, A90681, D18104; WHU2023 E12088, WHU2023 20076. The […]

RPRA One Loft Race 2023 Hot Spot 4

One Loft Hot Spot took place today from Richmond, North Yorkshire (167m 566yds). The 483 birds were liberated at 8am into a very light NE wind and cleared excellently online. The full marked list can be seen on Benzing Live. The first birds arrived back at 11.17am, at an impressive 1487ypm, and the top 10 […]