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Pigeons in War on Channel 4 News

Last night’s news on Channel 4 featured an item on pigeons in war, including Jon Snow interviewing the RPRA Development Officer Richard Chambers. Project 14-18 has been working with artist Duke Riley to develop a visual project that will raise awareness of the pigeon in war. A loft has been built in London (see below) […]

Fly By Night – remembering WW1 pigeons

Taking place at dusk above the River Thames on Thursday-Saturday 21st-23rd June, Fly By Night will “pay beautiful homage to some of the First World War’s unsung heroes: the military pigeons that played crucial roles delivering messages between distant personnel. “This epic outdoor work will see over 1500 LED-lit pigeons soar into the skies above the […]

Lords v Commons Pigeon Race

On Wednesday 14th June the RPRA released 543 birds from Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes at the first Lords v Commons pigeon race since 1928. Each pigeon was designated to an MP or Peer. Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Pigeon Racing Group, Chris Davies MP, was in attendance along with Iain Stewart, MP for […]

Royal Lofts on BBC Countryfile

The Royal Lofts were featured on BBC Countryfile on Sunday evening, 10th June, in a Royal Special on Sandringham. Click the image to watch the episode on BBC iPlayer. (Forward to 36:21 for the item on the Royal Lofts.)  

Updated liberation site maps

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. Updated A3 size printed versions of both the UK and Continental liberation site maps may be purchased from The Reddings at […]

New General Data Protection Regulation

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force today, Friday 25th May 2018, and we now have a greater responsibility to ensure the personal data we hold on members is accurate, securely stored and only used for the purpose of pigeon racing administration. Club Secretaries – please see the attached notice of guidelines […]

Lobby your MP to join the APPG

As you will be aware the All Party Parliamentary Group for pigeon racing has been set up to raise awareness of our sport and support proposed solutions to the ongoing issues our sport has to endure. Please take the time to download and complete the letter below and send to your relevant MP to encourage […]

2018 Ring List and Rule Book now available

The RPRA’s 2018 Ring Distribution List and Rule Book are both now available to download by clicking on the appropriate image below. (Hard copies are also available from RPRA HQ at The Reddings.) Please note there is an error in the printed copies of the Rule Book:  Rule 85 should read as follows: 85. The […]

RPRA at PDSA PetLife’18 Festival

The Royal Pigeon Racing Association had a stand and presented a display at the PDSA PetLife ’18 event at Cheltenham Racecourse on Sunday 6th May – the one day music festival where dogs are welcome. New RPRA Development Officer Richard Chambers and Chief Executive Ian Evans (both seen above) were among those who staffed the […]