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One Loft Race 2019 Hot Spot 3

One Loft Hot Spot 3 took place today from Bubwith, North Yorkshire, a distance of 137 miles, 248 yards. Jeremy liberated the 695 birds at 07:45 into a fresh WSW wind, and they cleared online. He expected the leaders back at just over the 3 hour mark, and the first arrived at just after 11:00. […]

BHW 2020 Calendar Photo Competition

Entries are invited for the British Homing World photographic competition – the 13 best photos will feature in our Pets, Pigeons and Little People Calendar 2020. The ‘Pets on Parade’ feature in the BHW has proved extremely popular, and although dogs appear to be the fanciers’ preferred pet, we feel sure we have only scratched the […]

One Loft Race 2019 Hot Spot 2

One Loft Hot Spot 2 took place today from Chesterfield, a distance of 88 miles, 355 yards. Jeremy liberated the 722 birds at 08:50 into a fresh WSW wind. The first birds arrived back at 10:48, and 300 were home within the next eight minutes. The top 10 result is below and you can see […]

One Loft Race 2019 Hot Spot 1

Our One Loft Race 2019 Hot Spot 1 took place today from Ashbourne, a distance of 70 miles, 613 yards. Jeremy liberated the 756 birds at 9:45am, and they cleared excellently into a fresh WSW wind. The first birds arrived at 11.20am and over 500 were back within 20 minutes. The top 10 result is […]

Automated Transfer System now live

The RPRA’s new FREE online automated transfer system is now live  Click on the button on the right to begin. In order to transfer rings to another loft, you will need your own RPRA loft number and the e-mail address that we have recorded for you in our membership database (see below on how to […]

Poole Liberation Sites Suspended

Due to safety concerns and issues raised at Bournemouth Airport recently, the liberation sites at Poole (Harbourside and Hamworthy) are currently suspended pending further investigation. Any organisations that have booked to liberate at Poole are asked to contact the Racing Support office to rearrange to a different site. Photo © Daniel Jones Photography 2018

Lords v Commons Race 2019

The second annual revived Lords v Commons Pigeon Race took place from Bletchley Park yesterday. The race was resurrected in 2018 after a 90 year hiatus, and each bird entered is designated to an MP or peer, raising funds for the Royal British Legion. 834 pigeons were released at 9.30am to begin their 120 mile journey […]

Pigeon Liberation marks D-Day 75th Anniversary

RPRA Development Officer, Richard Chambers, travelled to Normandy with NATO’s Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC), who are based in Gloucester, very close to our HQ at The Reddings. He met up with Signaller Harry Swann, to show him how to handle pigeons ahead of the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings at […]

Performance Enhancing Drugs – RPRA Strategic Tests

The RPRA carried out its first strategic tests on 25th April 2019. Samples were gathered from two members of the BICC at separate marking stations. Both samples were analysed by the RPRA’s UK-based laboratory and proved negative – free of any performance enhancing drugs. The RPRA will be carrying out further tests during 2019. In […]