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Adam, Brian James, (10 June 1948–25 April 2013), Member (SNP) Aberdeen Donside, Scottish Parliament, since 2011 (North East Scotland, 1999–2003, Aberdeen North, 2003–11)  

Born 10 June 1948; s of James Pirie Adam and Isabel Adam (née Geddes); m 1975, Dorothy McKillip Mann; four s one d; died 25 April 2013

Member (SNP) Aberdeen Donside, Scottish Parliament, since ...

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Allen, Fergus Hamilton, (3 Sept. 1921–22 July 2017), First Civil Service Commissioner, Civil Service Department, 1974–81  

CB 1969; ScD, MA, MAI; FRSL

Born 3 Sept. 1921; s of late Charles Winckworth Allen and Marjorie Helen, d of F. J. S. Budge; ...

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Anderson, Col William Patrick, (4 Sept. 1851–1 Feb. 1927)  

CMG 1913

Born Levis, Quebec, 4 Sept. 1851; e s of late Thomas Anderson, Edmonton, Alberta; m 1876, Dorothea Susannah, e d of late Henry Beaumont Small; four ...

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Anthony, Ronald Desmond, (21 Nov. 1925–17 Feb. 2018), consultant in safety and engineering, since 1986; Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations, Health and Safety Executive, 1981–85  

Born 21 Nov. 1925; s of William Arthur Anthony and Olive Frances Anthony (née Buck); m 1948, Betty Margaret Croft; four d ; died 17 Feb. 2018...

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Armstrong, Christopher Wyborne, (9 May 1899–8 July 1986), farming in Kenya since 1959  

OBE 1943

Born 9 May 1899; s of Rt Hon. H. B. Armstrong, Dean’s Hill, Armagh; m 1956, Hilde Ingeburg Kolz, Lübeck; one s one ...

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Avebury, 4th Baron, (Eric Reginald Lubbock) (29 Sept. 1928–14 Feb. 2016)  

Born 29 Sept. 1928; s of Hon. Maurice Fox Pitt Lubbock (6th s of 1st Baron) (d 1957), and Hon. Mary Katherine Adelaide Stanley (...

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Bacon, Sir Sidney (Charles), (11 Feb. 1919–14 Feb. 2012), Managing Director, Royal Ordnance Factories, 1972–79; Deputy Chairman, Royal Ordnance Factories Board, 1972–79  

Kt 1977; CB 1971; BSc(Eng); CEng, FREng, FIMechE, FIET

Born 11 Feb. 1919; s of Charles and Alice Bacon; died 14 Feb. 2012

Managing Director, Royal Ordnance Factories, 1972–79; Deputy Chairman, Royal Ordnance Factories Board, ...

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Barker, Ronald Hugh, (28 Oct. 1915–7 Oct. 2015), Deputy Director, Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment, 1965–75  

PhD; BSc; CEng, FIET, FIMechE

Born 28 Oct. 1915; s of E. W. Barker and L. A. Taylor; m 1943, W. E. Hunt; two s; died 7 Oct. 2015

Deputy Director, Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment, ...

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Barnes, James Frederick, (8 March 1932–3 Jan. 2016), Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, and Head of Profession for the Science Group, Ministry of Defence, 1987–89  

CB 1982

Born 8 March 1932; s of Wilfred and Doris M. Barnes; m 1957, Dorothy Jean Drew; one s two d; died 3 Jan. 2016...

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Batley, John Geoffrey, (21 May 1930–6 March 2010), Consultant, Dan-Rail, Copenhagen, 1988–92; Transport Consultant, Carl Bro (UK), 1993–96  

OBE 1987; CEng

Born 21 May 1930; s of John William and Doris Batley; m 1953, Cicely Anne Pindar; one s (one d decd); died 6 March 2010

Consultant, Dan-Rail, Copenhagen, ...

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Baxter, Sir (Arthur) Beverley, (8 Jan. 1891–26 April 1964)  

Kt 1954; MP (C) Borough of Southgate since 1950; FRSL

Born Toronto, 8 Jan. 1891; s of James B. and Meribah Baxter; m 1924, Edith Letson, Vancouver; one ...

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Baynes, Edward William, (1880–30 March 1962)  

CBE 1928 (OBE 1920)

Born 1880; s of late Edward Baynes, Commissioner of Montserrat, West Indies; m Dorothy Margaret (d 1957), d of late F. W. Beauchamp; one ...

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Bell, Leslie Gladstone, (20 Oct. 1919–4 April 2012), RCNC; Director of Naval Ship Production, Ministry of Defence, 1977–79  

CEng, FRINA

Born 20 Oct. 1919; s of late John Gladstone Bell and Jessie Gray Bell (née Quigley); m 1963, Adriana Agatha Jacoba van den Berg; one s one ...

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Bell, Prof. Ronald Leslie, (12 Sept. 1929–25 Dec. 2017), Director-General, Agricultural Development and Advisory Service and the Regional Organisation, and Chief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1984–89  

CB 1988; FREng; FInstP

Born 12 Sept. 1929; s of Thomas William Alexander Bell and Annie (née Mapleston); m 1954, Eleanor Joy (née...

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Bellamy, David James, (18 Jan. 1933–11 Dec. 2019), botanist; writer and broadcaster  

OBE 1994; PhD; FLS; CBiol, FRSB

botanist; writer and broadcaster

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Benn, Edward, (8 May 1922–7 June 2013), Minister (Defence Research and Development, later Defence Equipment), British Embassy, Washington, 1978–82  

CMG 1981

Born 8 May 1922; s of John Henry Benn and Alice (née Taylor); m 1947, Joan Taylor; one d; died 7 June 2013

Minister (Defence Research and Development, later Defence Equipment), British Embassy, Washington, ...

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Bennett, Nicholas John, (30 Sept. 1948–10 Oct. 2023), Director General, Strategic Technologies, Ministry of Defence, 2005–09  

CB 2008

Director General, Strategic Technologies, Ministry of Defence, 2005–09

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Berman, Lawrence Sam, (15 May 1928–16 May 2023)  

CB 1975

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Berry, John, (5 Aug. 1907–16 Feb. 2002), consultant on water impoundment biology, 1968–90; Conservation and Fisheries Adviser to: North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board, 1968–89; South of Scotland Electricity Board, 1973–89  

CBE 1968; DL; PhD; FRSE 1936

Born Edinburgh, 5 Aug. 1907; o s of late William Berry, OBE, DL, Tayfield, Newport, Fife; m 1936, Hon. Bride Fremantle, MA (Cantab), 3rd ...

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Best, Harold, (18 Dec. 1937–24 Aug. 2020)