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RPRA One Loft YB Auction

The next auction on our dedicated auction website will be of the RPRA One Loft Race 2023 Young Birds, and will run during October. The full list of lots for sale is being determined, with lot numbers reflecting the birds’ finishing places in the Final Race.  Please note that lots will not appear on the […]

GB24 Ring Orders

We are now taking pre-orders for GB24 rings, by post only for the time being with a cheque/postal order, and at a discounted price until 29th September.  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. […]

RPRA One Loft Final Race 2023

The RPRA One Loft Final Race took place today from Alnwick (235 miles 898 yards). The 377 birds were liberated at 7:40am into sunshine, with a light SSW headwind moderate on route. They cleared excellently online. Birds not marked were: GB23 V45201, C47383, A64813, N21669, C47382, N55300, Z03093, A90681, D18104; WHU2023 E12088, WHU2023 20076. The […]

Bird Flu Updates

New Cases in Scotland Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a second premises in Lower Barvas, Isle of Lewis on 15 September 2023. A 3 km Protection Zone (PZ) and 10 km Surveillance Zone (SZ) were declared, which took effect from 4.50 pm on 15 September 2023.  Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at […]

RPRA One Loft Manager Vacancy

After 18 years, RPRA One Loft Manager Jeremy Davies is standing down this year, and we are seeking a successor. Please see the advert below. Applications are invited by 30th September.

RPRA National Awards 2023

It is now time to put forward your entries for the best pigeon in the UK 2023. Entries close in: There are eight coefficient categories to enter: Adult – Short Distance (5 performances needed between 65 & 250 miles) Adult – Middle Distance (2 performances needed between 251 & 450 miles) Best All Round Performance […]

RPRA One Loft Race Hot Spot 4

One Loft Hot Spot took place today from Richmond, North Yorkshire (167m 566yds). The 483 birds were liberated at 8am into a very light NE wind and cleared excellently online. The full marked list can be seen on Benzing Live. The first birds arrived back at 11.17am, at an impressive 1487ypm, and the top 10 […]

Airshow Calendar 2023

A reminder that in addition to the requirements contained within our rules regarding pigeon releases around active civil airfields, members need to be aware of the airshow season. Airshows bring increased summer flight activity, and we ask all fanciers living within the vicinity of airfields to be extra vigilant when exercising birds, to minimise the […]

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 […]

RPRA One Loft Race Hot Spot 3

Hot Spot 3 took place today from Bubwith (137m 248y). The 559 birds were liberated at 10:40am into a WNW wind, and “cleared brilliant”.  The first birds arrived back at 1.48pm, and the top 10 is below. Click on the image to see the full result. Click here to see the Hot Spot 3 Pools […]