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Lib Line service unavailable

Aquarius Communications have notified us that due to technical difficulties, they will no longer be able to provide Libline services. They have been in contact with organisations affected. 2018 rebates have been transferred into organisations’ bank accounts. The programme of races taking part any weekend, and contact details for Race Controllers, can be seen both […]

RPRA launches Kitemark

For a number of years the RPRA has been carrying out random Performance Enhancing Drug tests on pigeons to demonstrate fair play and keep performance enhancing products out of our sport. There are many different products, supplements and feeds available for pigeon keepers to purchase for their pigeons. Many RPRA members have raised concerns in […]

Rule Changes relating to ETS

Several proposed changes to RPRA Rules were passed at the Association’s Annual General Meeting in February with regard to electronic timing systems. These were as below: Rule 233 – Note Rule 233 has been completely deleted. Rule 235 – Delete Rule 235 and replace with: 235. (a) Electronic rings must be allocated to the ring […]

RPRA CEO talks to the BBC about ‘Armando’

RPRA Chief Executive, Ian Evans, spoke to the BBC World Service Newsday’s Alan Kasujja about the Belgian long distance champion racing pigeon ‘Armando’ that was sold by PIPA for a record $1.25 million. Click on the image to listen to a clip from the interview.    

Top Pigeons donate generously to the Show of the Year

Top Pigeons arranged a moot at the BHW Show of the Year 2019 in Blackpool, with a top class panel consisting of Mark Gilbert, Piet De Vogel, Jan Polder, Joost De Smeyter and Gerald Schalwijk, chaired by Dave Valantine. The moot was very well attended, and a small select group of pigeons were auctioned off […]

RPRA launches new Club Insurance Scheme

Commencing on 1st March 2019, the new Club Insurance Scheme provides as standard Public Liability Insurance for £5M, Employers Liability Insurance for £10M, ‘All Risks’ cover on property belonging to affiliated RPRA clubs consisting of but not limited to timing clocks & Electronic Timing Systems, computer equipment, baskets, crates and trophies up to £15,000 in […]

Airshow Calendar 2019

In addition to the requirements contained within our rules regarding pigeon releases around active civil airfields, we are now approaching the season when airfields around the country hold local air shows. With increased summer flight activity and the pigeon season we would ask all fanciers living within the vicinity of airfields to be extra vigilant […]

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 […]

Registration of NWHU Rings

With effect from 22nd February 2019 all rings issued by the North West Homing Union (NWHU) that are raced or shown under RPRA rules have to be registered with the RPRA by 1st April (or 1st July for 2019 rings). This follows the decision taken by the RPRA council that all rings issued by unions […]