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New cuddly toy pigeon available

We have a new plush cuddly toy pigeon available from our online shop. Standing 10 inches tall, it is surface washable and suitable for ages 3 and up. The cost is £10 plus £2.50 P&P.  Order yours now in time for Christmas!    

BHW Show of the Year 2020

Arrangements are now well under way for the BHW Show of the Year 2020, taking place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, over the weekend of 18th-19th January.   The annual event is the largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in the United Kingdom, regularly attracting around 25,000 visitors. Whether you are a new member, curious about […]

The Secret Life of Pigeons on Radio 4

Nikki Ruck’s radio documentary about racing pigeons was aired on Radio 4’s Open Country yesterday afternoon. It included interviews with racing pigeon club members in Bath, Paul Hammond, Jill and Clive Rogers, and many more convoyers and fanciers. Click on the image to go to the programme on the BBC website, where you can download […]

Novel tells the story of WW1 mobile pigeon lofts

In August 1914 the British government requisitioned over 1000 red double decker London buses and sent them to France to act as troop transports, ambulances and mobile lofts for carrier pigeons on the Western Front. Many of them drove around the French battlefields for a time in their red livery, with London locations such as […]

GB20 Ring Orders

If you pre-ordered your GB20 rings, they have been dispatched today by Royal Mail lorry. It’s not too late to order, of course. Just click on the appropriate image below to download an order form, then complete and send it to us along with a cheque/postal order made payable to the RPRA. Alternatively, call us on […]

British Olympiad Show 2019

The British Olympiad Show 2019 took place at The Exhibition Centre Liverpool on Saturday. A full report and results will follow shortly.  In the meantime, below is a gallery of images from the day.            

New RPRA Results Software

The RPRA is rolling out a new results software for 2020, which will be free to all member organisations. To obtain your free copy please contact RPRA CEO Ian Evans to be added to the installation process on a first-come first-served basis. Each organisation requires a link to download the program, and will be issued with a […]

One Loft 2020 now full

Response to the opening of the RPRA One Loft Race 2020 entries has been immense, and we’re afraid that the loft is now full – we cannot take any more applications.          

RPRA Membership and Insurance 2020

We reported back in March on the launch of a new club insurance scheme (click the link to read about it), with the cost of the initial year’s policy being covered by the RPRA from existing reserves. From 2020 we will have to pass that cost on to members: membership fees will remain at £10, but […]

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 […]