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School Loft on The One Show

Last night’s edition of BBC1’s The One Show featured the school loft at Mount Carmel RC High School, Accrington, who fly with Oswaldtwistle HS. The episode is available on iPlayer for the next four weeks. Click on the image to go to the link. (The feature starts at around 03.45)    


The RPRA has today appointed a new CEO, Mr Chris Sutton. We wish Chris well in his new post. Thank you to all those who applied for this position. Les Blacklock RPRA President  

Statement from RPRA – Queen Elizabeth II

We are saddened to learn of the death of our Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We would like to thank her for her service throughout her 70 year reign. All our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this sad time. The following statement has been issued by RPRA President, Mr Les Blacklock: ‘The […]

North West Region Secretary Vacancy

The North West Region Committee is seeking to appoint a new Region Secretary from January 2023.  Salary will be by negotiation. Further information can be obtained by contacting the current secretaries, David & Lesley Higgins, on 0113 250 4810. Letters of application to be sent to the Region President; Mr Phil Murray, 32 Willow Fold, […]

Region Awards 2022

Applications are now being taken for the RPRA Region Awards 2022. Individual Region details are below – click on the image to download a .pdf copy of the notice. Please note the various closing dates.  

Channel Racing in South Wales

RPRA Welsh Region Secretary, Ian Evans, has put together a report for the Region and the Welsh Homing Union on the future of racing across the Channel from South Wales. His report looks to address members’ concerns, with a view to providing an avenue for organisations to provide their members with channel racing, if they […]

Race Programme Changes

We are pleased to welcome Nicky Mills-Driver back to the Racing Support team, handling the duties previously carried out by Donna Russell. We ask that organisations wishing to make changes to their race programmes now email these requests to [email protected], rather than to a specific member of staff. Thank you very much for your cooperation.

New text-based stray reporting facility

You can now report a stray GB-rung racing pigeon by SMS text message. You just need to format your message as, for example: ‘GB22L12345 injured’ and text this to 07888 860186. Within a few seconds you will receive a text back giving confirmation of the reported ring number and phone/email contact details for the owner. Make […]

Relocation of RPRA Headquarters

The RPRA HQ has moved, and our new postal address is: Unit 35-41 Upper Mills Trading Estate Stonehouse Gloucestershire GL10 2BJ Our phone number remains the same: 01452 713529.      

2022 Rule Book now available

The RPRA’s 2022 Rule Book is now available to download by clicking on the image below.   Please note: We are no longer able to produce a Ring List under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.