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North West Region Secretary Vacancy

The North West Region Committee is seeking to appoint a new Region Secretary from January 2023.  Salary will be by negotiation. Further information can be obtained by contacting the current secretaries, David & Lesley Higgins, on 0113 250 4810. Letters of application to be sent to the Region President; Mr Phil Murray, 32 Willow Fold, […]

Region Awards 2022

Applications are now being taken for the RPRA Region Awards 2022. Individual Region details are below – click on the image to download a .pdf copy of the notice. Please note the various closing dates.  

RPRA One Loft Young Birds 2022 Hot Spot 3

One Loft Young Birds Hot Spot 3 took place today from Weymouth, a distance of 95 miles 1537 yards. The 526 birds were liberated at 08:20am and cleared well in one group into a SE wind. The first birds arrived at 09.49am and the provisional top 10 is below. Click on the image to see […]

Channel Racing in South Wales

RPRA Welsh Region Secretary, Ian Evans, has put together a report for the Region and the Welsh Homing Union on the future of racing across the Channel from South Wales. His report looks to address members’ concerns, with a view to providing an avenue for organisations to provide their members with channel racing, if they […]

RPRA One Loft Young Birds 2022 Hot Spot 2

Young Birds Hot Spot 2 took place today from Wincanton, a distance of 65 miles 1387 yards. The 730 birds were liberated at 08.00am, with no wind, and cleared very well in one group online.   The first birds arrived back at 09.18am and the provisional top 10 is below. Click on the image to […]

Race Programme Changes

We are pleased to welcome Nicky Mills-Driver back to the Racing Support team, handling the duties previously carried out by Donna Russell. We ask that organisations wishing to make changes to their race programmes now email these requests to [email protected], rather than to a specific member of staff. Thank you very much for your cooperation.

RPRA One Loft Young Birds 2022 Hot Spot 1

Young Birds 2022 Hot Spot 1 took place today from Bath Walcot RFC, a distance of 41 miles 1714 yards. The 797 birds were liberated at 08:00am and cleared very well.  The first birds arrived back at 08.50am and and over 500 were home by 09.00am. The top 10 result is below – click […]

New text-based stray reporting facility

You can now report a stray GB-rung racing pigeon by SMS text message. You just need to format your message as, for example: ‘GB22L12345 injured’ and text this to 07888 860186. Within a few seconds you will receive a text back giving confirmation of the reported ring number and phone/email contact details for the owner. Make […]

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 obtained free of charge from […]

Relocation of RPRA Headquarters

The RPRA HQ has moved, and our new postal address is: Unit 35-41 Upper Mills Trading Estate Stonehouse Gloucestershire GL10 2BJ Our phone number remains the same: 01452 713529.