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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 […]

Pigeon Liberation marks D-Day 75th Anniversary

RPRA Development Officer, Richard Chambers, travelled to Normandy with NATO’s Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC), who are based in Gloucester, very close to our HQ at The Reddings. He met up with Signaller Harry Swann, to show him how to handle pigeons ahead of the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Annual General Meeting 2019

The 123rd Annual General Meeting of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association took place at the Novotel Hotel, Long Eaton, Nottingham, on Friday 22nd February. The minutes of the meeting can be downloaded here.  Above is a photo of the full Council, and below that of the President and Vice Presidents with the Chief Executive following […]

Wreaths laid on behalf of pigeons in war

Jimmy Nelson, President of the RPRA Cumbria Region, and Billy Smith, President of the Scottish National Flying Club,  laid wreaths at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres in recognition of the role played by homing pigeons in both world wars. Many thousands of fanciers gave their birds to the forces to act […]

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 2019 Inland & Continental Race Programmes are completed on official forms and returned to The Reddings by Friday 1st March, along with this […]

Hoodies and beanies added to online shop

As seen at the BHW Show of the Year 2019, we’ve now added RPRA logo hoodies and beanies to our online shop. These are both available in navy or grey. The beanies are just one size, while the hoodies are available in sizes medium to extra large. Click on the image to visit the shop. […]

Lords v Commons Pigeon Race

On Wednesday 14th June the RPRA released 543 birds from Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes at the first Lords v Commons pigeon race since 1928. Each pigeon was designated to an MP or Peer. Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Pigeon Racing Group, Chris Davies MP, was in attendance along with Iain Stewart, MP for […]

Important Notice – Puncturing Clocks Audit

Please note that any puncturing clock needs to be re-registered at The Reddings prior to the start of the 2018 racing season. Failure to do so will disqualify the clock from any future use. Puncturing clocks may not be sold, loaned or disposed of, for the use of any other person in any RPRA competition. […]