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Attygalle, Gen. Don Sepala, (14 Oct. 1921–15 Jan. 2001), Chairman and Managing Director, Air Lanka Ltd, 1993–95; High Commissioner for Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in London, 1990–93  

Hon. LVO 1954

Born 14 Oct. 1921; m 1958, Ithali Mercia Attygalle; one s.; died 15 Jan. 2001

Chairman and Managing Director, Air Lanka Ltd, 1993–95; High Commissioner for Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in London, ...


Beckett, Sir Terence (Norman), (13 Dec. 1923–2 May 2013), Managing Director and Chief Executive, 1974–80 and Chairman, 1976–80, Ford Motor Co. Ltd; Director General, Confederation of British Industry, 1980–87 (Member, Council, 1976–80)  

KBE 1987 (CBE 1974); Kt 1978; DL

Born 13 Dec. 1923; s of late Horace Norman Beckett, MBE and Clarice Lillian (née Allsopp); m 1950, Sylvia Gladys Asprey (...


Bluck, Duncan Robert Yorke, (19 March 1927–6 Oct. 2015), Chairman: British Tourist Authority, 1984–90; English Tourist Board, 1984–90; Director, John Swire & Sons, 1984–99  

CBE 1990 (OBE 1984)

Born 19 March 1927; s of Thomas Edward Bluck and Ida Bluck; m 1952, Stella Wardlaw Murdoch; one s three d; died 6 Oct. 2015...


Carter, Godfrey James, (1 June 1919–28 July 2003), Parliamentary Counsel, 1972–79  

CBE 1984

Born 1 June 1919; s of Captain James Shuckburgh Carter, Grenadier Guards (killed in action, 1918), and Diana Violet Gladys Carter (...


Colyer-Fergusson, Sir James Herbert Hamilton, (10 Jan. 1917–9 Jan. 2004)  

4th Bt cr 1866

Born 10 Jan. 1917; s of Max Christian Hamilton Colyer-Fergusson (d on active service, 1940) and Edith Jane (...


Gaggero, Joseph James, (20 Nov. 1927–10 Feb. 2012), President, Bland Group of Shipping, Aviation and Travel Companies  

CBE 1989

Born 20 Nov. 1927; s of Sir George Gaggero, OBE, JP and Mabel Andrews-Speed; m 1st, 1958, Marilys Healing (marr. diss. 1987); one s one d; 2nd, ...


Gandar Dower, Eric Leslie, (1894–4 Oct. 1987)  

MA (Law);founder of Aberdeen Airport, Allied Airways (Gandar Dower) Ltd, Aberdeen Flying School Ltd, Aberdeen Flying Club Ltd, and Aberdeen Aerodrome Fuel Supplies Ltd



Grant, Peter James, (5 Dec. 1929–21 Dec. 2012), Deputy Chairman, London Merchant Securities, 1994–2007 (Director, 1985–2007)  

CBE 1997

Born 5 Dec. 1929; 2nd s of late Lt-Col P. C. H. Grant, Scots Guards, and Mrs Grant (née Gooch); m 1st, 1953, Ann (marr. diss. 1964...


Halaby, Najeeb Elias, (19 Nov. 1915–2 July 2003), President, Halaby International Corporation, since 1973; Chairman, National Center for Atmospheric Research Foundation, since 1985  

Born 19 Nov. 1915; s of late Najeeb Elias Halaby and of Laura Wilkins Halaby; m 1st, 1946, Doris Carlquist (marr. diss. 1976); one ...


Hanson, Baron, (James Edward Hanson) (20 Jan. 1922–1 Nov. 2004)  

Kt 1976

Born 20 Jan. 1922; s of late Robert Hanson, CBE and Louisa Ann (Cis) (née Rodgers); m 1959, Geraldine (née Kaelin) (...


Kilby, Michael Leopold, (3 Sept. 1924–9 Sept. 2008)  

Born 3 Sept. 1924; s of Guy and Grace Kilby; m 1952, Mary Sanders; three s; died 9 Sept. 2008


Laight, Barry Pemberton, (12 July 1920–6 Oct. 2012), Consultant to: Design Council, since 1983; VAWT Ltd, since 1983; RES Ltd, since 1983; Production Engineering Research Association, since 1986; Department of Trade and Industry, 1988–90  

OBE 1970; Eur Ing; FREng, FIMechE, FRAeS

Born 12 July 1920; s of Donald Norman Laight and Nora (née Pemberton); m 1951, Ruth Murton; one s one d; died...


Longbottom, Charles Brooke, (22 July 1930–5 Feb. 2013), company director; Chairman, Awareness Foundation (formerly Trinity Foundation for Christianity and Culture), since 2003  

OBE 2012

Born 22 July 1930; s of late William Ewart Longbottom, Forest Hill, Worksop; m 1962, Anita, d of G. Trapani and Mrs Basil Mavroleon; two d; died 5 Feb. 2013...


Lygo, Adm. Sir Raymond (Derek), (15 March 1924–7 March 2012), aerospace, defence and industrial consultant  

KCB 1977

Born 15 March 1924; s of late Edwin T. Lygo and of Ada E. Lygo; m 1st, 1950, Pepper Van Osten (d 2004), USA; two s...


Masefield, Sir Peter (Gordon), (19 March 1914–14 Feb. 2006), President: Brooklands Museum Trust, since 1993 (Chairman, 1987–93); Croydon Airport Society, since 1962; aviation historian  

Kt 1972; CEng; Hon. FRAeS

Born Trentham, Staffs, 19 March 1914; e s of late Dr W. Gordon Masefield, CBE, MRCS, and Marian A. Masefield (née Lloyd-Owen); m 1936...


Mitchell, Alec Burton, (27 Aug. 1924–21 Oct. 2005), Director, Admiralty Marine Technology Establishment, 1977–84; Scientific Adviser to Director General Ships, Ministry of Defence, 1981–84  


Born 27 Aug. 1924; er s of Ronald Johnson Mitchell and Millicent Annie Mitchell; m 1952, Barbara, d of Arthur Edward and Katie Florence Jane Archer; three ...


Morton, Sir (Robert) Alastair (Newton), (11 Jan. 1938–1 Sept. 2004), Chairman, Strategic Rail Authority, 1999–2001  

Kt 1991

Born 11 Jan. 1938; s of late Harry Newton Morton and Elizabeth Martino; m 1964, Sara Bridget Stephens; one s one d; died...


Paige, Victor Grellier, (5 June 1925–1 April 2012), Chairman, National Health Service Management Board, and Second Permanent Secretary, Department of Health and Social Security, 1985–86  

CBE 1978

Born 5 June 1925; s of Victor Paige and Alice (née Grellier); m 1948, Kathleen Winifred, 3rd d of Arthur and Daisy Harris; one s one d...


Parkyn, Brian (Stewart), (28 April 1923–22 March 2006), General Manager, Training Services, British Caledonian Airways Ltd, 1981–88  

Born 28 April 1923; o s of Leslie and Gwen Parkyn, Whetstone, N20; m 1951, Janet Anne, o d of Charles and Jessie Stormer, Eastbourne; one s one d; died...


Pininfarina, Sergio, (8 Sept. 1926–3 July 2012), Cavaliere del Lavoro, 1976; engineer; Member, European Parliament (Liberal and Democratic Group), 1979–88; Chairman, Pininfarina SpA, 1966–2006, then Hon. Chairman  

Born 8 Sept. 1926; s of Battista Pininfarina and Rosa Copasso; m 1951, Giorgia Gianolio; one s one d (and one s decd); died 3 July 2012

Cavaliere del Lavoro, ...