Gerald Binks

It is with deep sadness that the Society has been informed that Gerald Binks passed away on Friday 19th July, 2019. Gerald was aged 86 and had been a member of the Budgerigar Society for 63 years joining in 1956.

Gerald was made an Honorary Life Member of the Society in 1996 and retired from the Main BS Judges Panel in 2000. He founded the popular Budgerigar World magazine in 1982. Gerald gave a lifetime to the budgerigar hobby and many hundreds visited his aviary at Tanglewood over the years.

Gerald had served on the BS General Council and he was awarded the Budgerigar Society Silver Bird in 2015 for meritorious service on behalf of the Budgerigar Fancy. Gerald was also one of the first recipients of the World Budgerigar Organisation Gould Award for meritorious services to the World of Budgerigars in 2018.

The Society and its members extend their sympathy to Gerald’s family, including his wife Joyce, sons Craig & Duncan and their families at this extremely sad time.

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