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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!    

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 […]

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.            

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 […]

Auction of One Loft 2019 Young Birds

The auction of RPRA One Loft Race 2019 Young Birds took place during October on the dedicated auction site. You can download the full list of auction results here. New owners: please note that pedigrees and transfers will be posted out to you separately, direct from The Reddings. If you have any queries contact the One […]

West Midlands Region Secretary

RPRA West Midlands Region has appointed a new Region Secretary – Mr Drew Callan of Long Itchington, Warwickshire. The RPRA Regions page has been updated to show Mr Callan’s contact details.  

Poole Liberation Sites Cancelled

Due to safety concerns and issues raised at Bournemouth Airport in the summer, the liberation sites at Poole (Harbourside and Hamworthy) are now cancelled. See the UK liberation sites map for alternative sites. Photo © Daniel Jones Photography 2018

RPRA One Loft Final Race 2019

The RPRA One Loft 2019 Final Race took place today from Alnwick (235 miles, 898 yards). The 607 birds were liberated at 8:00am, no wind.  The first birds arrived back just before 1:00pm, and the top 10 result is below. Click on the image to see the full result. Full results and a report […]