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Lobby your MP to join the APPG

As you will be aware the All Party Parliamentary Group for pigeon racing has been set up to raise awareness of our sport and support proposed solutions to the ongoing issues our sport has to endure. Please take the time to download and complete the letter below and send to your relevant MP to encourage […]

Lords v Commons Pigeon Race

On Wednesday 13th June, the Royal Pigeon Racing Association will be releasing 650 birds from Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes at the Lords v Commons pigeon race. Each pigeon will be designated to an MP or Peer. Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Pigeon Racing Group, Chris Davies MP, and Vice Chair, Chris Evans MP, […]

2018 Ring List and Rule Book now available

The RPRA’s 2018 Ring Distribution List and Rule Book are both now available to download by clicking on the appropriate image below. (Hard copies are also available from RPRA HQ at The Reddings.) Please note there is an error in the printed copies of the Rule Book:  Rule 85 should read as follows: 85. The […]

RPRA at PDSA PetLife’18 Festival

The Royal Pigeon Racing Association had a stand and presented a display at the PDSA PetLife ’18 event at Cheltenham Racecourse on Sunday 6th May – the one day music festival where dogs are welcome. New RPRA Development Officer Richard Chambers and Chief Executive Ian Evans (both seen above) were among those who staffed the […]

Booking of RPRA liberation sites

To avoid jeopardising official RPRA liberation sites all liberations MUST be booked and paid for through RPRA HQ. This includes Race Programmes, Open Races, One Loft Races and Training Tosses. Please ensure 2018 Inland & Continental Race Programmes have been completed on official forms and returned to The Reddings. 2018 Race Programme Forms, Application to Liberate […]

Airshow Calendar 2018

In addition to the requirements contained within our rules regarding pigeon releases around active civil airfields, we are now approaching the season when many 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 […]

Update on Beech Grove School loft

Kent Shirky gives us an update on the pigeon loft at Beech Grove School in Kent: “Our loft project continues to develop, and is proving beyond my expectations to have great educational benefits. The photos show much of the work we have done in and around the loft, the donations have supported that as well […]

Advice on vaccinating against Paramyxovirus

Paramyxovirus – making sure you use only authorised vaccines: Advice from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) We understand that many of you at this time of year will have vaccinated, or are about to vaccinate, your pigeons against paramyxovirus, which can significantly harm their health. Pigeon paramyxovirus infection is a notifiable disease. That means if […]

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 purchased from The Reddings at […]