Royal Pigeon Racing Association

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Royal Pigeon Racing Association
Founded18 March 1896
TypeSporting Association
Members
21,000
Key people
Queen Elizabeth II
Websitehttp://www.rpra.org

The Royal Pigeon Racing Association (RPRA) is a governing body for pigeon racing in the United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth II was[1] president of the RPRA and also an enthusiastic pigeon fancier herself.[2] The RPRA has 21,000 members spread across 1,500 pigeon clubs in the UK. The association performs charity work and raises approximately £100,000 for charitable causes each year.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "announcement-death-queen". royal.uk.
  2. ^ "A sport's race to survive" (Web news). Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 2008-06-19.
  3. ^ "The Royal Pigeon Racing Association Partnership". Marie Curie Cancer Care. Archived from the original on January 7, 2009. Retrieved 2008-06-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)

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