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BHW Show of the Year 2020

That’s it now for another year: BHW Show of the Year 2020 took place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, over the weekend. Thank you to everyone that made it the success that it was, and to the many thousands that came along. The results were as follows (subject to ring verification etc) – our congratulations […]

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 […]

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 […]

GB20 Ring Orders

All pre-ordered GB20 rings were dispatched by Royal Mail lorry on Monday 2nd December. Since then we have been dispatching them on the day of the order. It’s not too late to place your order, of course. Just click on the appropriate image below to download an order form, then complete and send it to us […]

Avian Influenza case in Suffolk

The official notice from Defra regarding the latest outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) is as follows: “Please note that on 10 December 2019 the CVO confirmed a case of low pathogenic avian influenza H5 in a commercial chicken flock in Mid Suffolk. We have put in place a 1km Restriction Zone around the infected […]

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.            

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.