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Auctions on our auction website

The current auctions on our dedicated auction website are four RPRA One Loft birds, which end on Sunday evening, and for 25 Spencroft Busschaerts and Kirkpatricks from Kevin Glover of Suffolk, which end the following Friday. You need to be registered on the site to be able to bid online – just follow the detailed […]

Harry stars in ‘We Are England’

‘We Are England’ on BBC1 North East & Cumbria on Friday evening featured young fancier Harry (9) from Newcastle. The programme followed his first pigeon racing season, as he learned about training and nurturing birds ahead of their first race.  You can watch the programme on the BBC iPlayer.    

Animals in War Memorial Service

RPRA President, Les Blacklock, and his wife Meryl attended the Animals in War memorial service which took place at the Memorial on Park Lane, London, on the 10th November. The service was well attended, with most animal charities represented. Pigeons were mentioned first in the eulogy, and several speakers also gave moving accounts of their […]

Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing

The Avian Influenza Code of Practice may be downloaded here.  The code is based on the legal requirements, and every member and organisation should read the document. In addition, it will provide clarity in respect of what can be done if your loft is situated within a disease control area.  To establish if your loft […]

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 […]

All Party Parliamentary Group Meeting

A meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Pigeon Racing was held on Wednesday 19th October, chaired by Simon Mackown for Defra and attended by Les Blacklock, Chris Sutton, Richard Chambers and David Higgins (all representing the RPRA), Hazel Carter (Natural England), Chris Calow and Howard Jones (both RSPB), and Becca Blewett (Defra). The […]

GB23 Ring Orders

We are currently accepting pre-orders of GB23 rings.  To order by post, click on the appropriate image below to download the form, and complete and send it to RPRA HQ with a cheque or postal order for the relevant payment. You may also pre-order rings over the phone, and paid up members may order through […]

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 […]

Free RPRA Results Software

The RPRA rolled out a new results software in 2020, which is free to all member organisations. Since then over 500 organisations have taken advantage of the opportunity. 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 on a first-come first-served basis. […]

Online ordering system

RPRA members and affiliated organisations are able to pay membership subscriptions and order rings through our online ordering system. Click on the image on the right to begin. As with the automated transfer system, individual members will need to enter their own RPRA loft number and the e-mail address that we have recorded for them […]