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Dementia Action Week Race

Copeland Memory Matters and Later Life Group (NHS) decided, along with Age UK, to hold a pigeon race to support Dementia Action Week 2023. This was the sixth such race in the last seven years. A good turn out of service users, carers, staff and social workers gathered on the harbour at Whitehaven, at lunchtime, […]

Additional Loft Location Method Available

A third method of plotting your loft location was approved by the RPRA Council at the Annual General Meeting in February. As used in applying for a CPH number, Defra’s Magic Map may now be used to map your loft in either OS Colour Mapping or Aerial Photography modes. In the same way as Google […]

New look tabloid British Homing World out now

A new revamped British Homing World – the weekly journal of the RPRA – has been launched this week. With a refreshed layout and larger text size, which is easier to read, it has a much more professional and up-to-date look. The size has also changed to tabloid. There is the same topical news from […]

Channel Racing 2023

Documents required for channel racing in 2023 As channel racing approaches, it is important to completely understand what is required to present to the veterinarian in attendance at the marking stations. There are five documents the vet will ask for before you will be allowed to enter your pigeons – download examples here. The documents […]

2023 Rule Book now available

The RPRA’s 2023 Rule Book is now available to download by clicking on the image below.   Please note: We are no longer able to produce a Ring List under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.                        

Ladies charity stall aids Mountain Rescue Search Dogs

The ladies charity stall at the 2023 Blackpool show raised £610 for local charitable causes. As it was run by Meryl Blacklock (Cumbria) and Carol Gardener (Wales), it was agreed that the amount would be divided equally between those two regions. The image shows Meryl Blacklock (l) and Beverley Bowman, stewardess of the Union Jack […]

Annual General Meeting 2023

The 127th Annual General Meeting of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association took place at the Leonardo Hotel (East Midlands Airport), Castle Donington, Derby on Friday 24th February 2023. The minutes of the meeting can be downloaded below. Download: RPRA AGM Minutes 2023     

Requirements for Bird Gatherings

Notice to Club Secretaries This is a reminder for all club and federation secretaries that during the racing season APHA must be informed of the intention to bring together multiple lofts for the purpose of pigeon racing, and this would include marking for a weekly race. Although it is called a general licence, no actual […]

Registration of NWHU Rings

Since 2019 all rings issued by the North West Homing Union (NWHU) that are raced or shown under RPRA rules have had to be registered with the RPRA by 1st April. This follows the decision taken by the RPRA Council that all rings issued by unions that are not members of the British Confederation should […]