Robert Gillmor, MBE

Robert Gillmor, a member of the BOC since its inception as the Reading Ornithological Club in 1947 and a President emeritus of the Club, was awarded an MBE for services to wildlife art in the Queens Birthday Honours List this year. Robert has been a huge supporter of the Club and, among his many other contributions, has provided the cover illustrations for every bird report the Club has produced since 1947. His oeuvre, subject of an exhibition at the Reading Museum this year, includes many of the covers of the New Naturalist series and recent issues of wildlife stamps as well as his acclaimed water colours and lino cuts.

Our warmest congratulations to Robert and to Sue.