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Membership Levy 2024

As I said in my last report, the RPRA has been underfunded for many years and has been subsidised by the sales of the BHW. Due to the nature of the publishing business and the drop in membership leading to an equal drop in the circulation numbers of the BHW, that subsidy has faltered to […]

Updated liberation site maps

An up-to-date version of the UK liberation sites 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 sites maps may be obtained free of charge from […]

CEO’s Annual Report 2024

You can read CEO Chris Sutton’s annual report, presented at the Annual General Meeting on 23rd February, below. Download: CEO’s Annual Report 2024          

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 that 2024 Inland & Continental Race Programmes are completed on official forms and returned to RPRA HQ by Friday 1st March, along with […]

FCI Championship Races 2024

The Portuguese Racing Pigeon Federation will be organising jointly the World Championship, World Youth Championship, European Championship, and European Youth Championship, in a partnership between the City Council of Mira, Portugal, and the International Pigeon Fanciers Federation (FCI). We have been invited to participate with a national team in these events, all of which will […]

Entries being taken for 2024 RPRA One Loft Race

Entries for the 2024 RPRA One Loft Young Birds Race are still being taken. With a 1st prize of £35000 to the winner of the final race, £10000 in prize money across the 4 hotspot races, and £8000 going to the winner of the ace pigeon competition, there has never been a better time to […]

Bird Flu Updates

Bird Gatherings Changes to the bird gatherings licenses have been made in Wales and gatherings of Galliformes are now permitted providing they meet all the requirements of the poultry gatherings general license in Wales. Following changes to the poultry gatherings general licence in Wales, Galliforme birds from premises located in Wales can now attend poultry […]

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 […]

Free RPRA Results Software

The RPRA rolled out a new results software in 2020, which is free to all member organisations. Since that time over 700 organisations have taken advantage of the opportunity. Club Secretaries – to obtain your club’s free copy, please e-mail [email protected], quoting your club name and number, to be added to the installation process. Each […]

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 2023. As used in applying for a CPH number, Defra’s Magic Map may also now be used to map your loft in either OS Colour Mapping or Aerial Photography modes. In the same way as […]