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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 purchased from The Reddings at […]

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. […]

Annual General Meeting 2018

The 122nd Annual General Meeting of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association was held at the Novotel Hotel, Long Eaton, Nottingham, on Friday 23rd February 2018. At the meeting David Bridges was elected President, in succession to Les Blacklock, who was re-elected a Vice President along with Arthur Cowley and Gary Cockshott. Above L-R: Vice Presidents Arthur […]

Enhancements to RPRA One Loft

RPRA One Loft Manager, Jeremy Davies, has been working hard on enhancements to the lofts at Birtsmorton over the winter. See his video report of developments below.    

RPRA Auction Site Open to Members

Following the success of the RPRA One Loft and Raptor Alliance auctions, and private auctions for Alan Reed of Blackwood and former One Loft winner Dr Srikrishnamurthy, we have now opened the RPRA auction website up to our members. If you have a group of pigeons to sell, or are having a clearance sale, why […]

Diggle Primary School to build its own loft

Diggle Primary School in Oldham has received funding of £1,000 from the RPRA to enable it to build a pigeon loft in its school grounds, and encourage more youngsters to get involved with the sport. The project is spearheaded by one of the school’s teachers – keen pigeon fancier, Chris Ryan. Read an in-depth article […]

Bird Flu Latest

On 18 January 2018, Defra introduced an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone in England. This means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures. It comes as H5N6 bird flu was confirmed in 13 wild birds in Warwickshire, a few days after bird flu – highly expected to be the […]

Auction in aid of Raptor Alliance

The Raptor Alliance auction has now ended. Congratulations if you won one of the lots. You will receive an automated e-mail with details of the various payment methods. Following payment we will pass on the contact details of the appropriate breeder for you to make arrangements for collection of the bird(s). The RPRA auction website […]

Forgive or not? Confession on the Simon Mayo Show

BBC Radio 2’s Simon Mayo Drivetime Show last Thursday featured a ‘Confession’ from a listener who had found a stray racing pigeon. Would you forgive or not? Listen to the confession and make up your own mind, and then see what the BBC crew thought. Audio Clip 1: The Confession Audio Clip 2: The BBC […]