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One Loft Race 2024

Training is well under way for the RPRA One Loft young birds. You can keep up with news on the dedicated One Loft website blog, and see results etc on the Benzing Live website. In anticipation of the hot spot races next month, the 2024 Pooling Form is now available to download.      

Updated liberation site maps

Up-to-date versions of both the UK and Continental liberation site maps, showing major airports and sites with airfield restrictions in the UK, are available to download by clicking on the appropriate image below. A3 size printed versions of these maps may be obtained free of charge from RPRA HQ by sending a large stamped addressed […]

2025 BHW Show of the Year

Preparations for the 2025 show are now well under way and already the Committee have held two meetings in Askern to consider arrangements. The Gala Evening is booked at The Viva Nightclub, and the acts reserved, as well as meetings with the Winter Gardens being ongoing to ensure that all will be in place. Having […]

West Midlands Region Secretary Required

The RPRA West Midlands Region is looking for a new Secretary, as Mr Harding will be standing down at the end of the year. The area covered by the Region includes Staffordshire, West Midlands, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. If you are interested in taking up the post, please contact Bill Lewis either by email or […]

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 that time over 750 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 […]

Flashback to DDay75 Celebrations

Five years ago RPRA Development Officer, Richard Chambers, travelled to Normandy with NATO’s Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC), where 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 Normandy on D-Day, 6th June 1944. On Thursday 6th […]

British Homing World – Submitting Race Results

The British Homing World is a weekly publication for all pigeon fanciers in the British Isles, and to that aim we welcome race reports from every organisation throughout Britain. To simplify the Race Results pages, we updated the automated submission process on the RPRA website, and we ask any Club or Federation that is not […]

Online ordering system

RPRA members and affiliated organisations are able to 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 in our membership database. […]

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 […]