Birthdays

Birthdays

Mr Gerry Adams MP, 50; Mr Jarvis Astaire, deputy chairman, Wembley Stadium, 75; Mr Richie Benaud, cricket commentator, 68; Sir Alfred Blake, former Director of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, 83; Mr Graham Boyce, ambassador to Kuwait, 53; Lord Bragg, writer and television presenter, 59; Mr William Buford, former Editor, Granta, 44; Mr Richard Caborn MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Environment, 55; Baroness Castle of Blackburn, former MP and MEP, 88; Maj-Gen Patrick Cordingley, Senior British Loan Service Officer, Sultanate of Oman, 54; Lord Cullen of Ashbourne, a Lieutenant of the City of London, 86; Lord Donaldson of Lymington, former Master of the Rolls, 78; Mr Kevin Godley, television and video director, 53; Mr Tony Greig, cricketer, 52; Sir Michael Hardie Boys, Governor- General of New Zealand, 67; Dr Thor Heyerdahl, explorer and anthropologist, 84; Mr David Maland, barrister and former High Master, Manchester Grammar School, 69; Mr Clive Rees, rugby player, 47; Admiral Sir Derek Reffell, former Governor of Gibraltar, 70; Captain Julia Simpson, Chief Naval Officer for Women in the Royal Navy, 56; Sir William Stabb QC, former circuit judge, 85; Field Marshal Sir John Stanier, former Chief of the General Staff, 73; Mr John Wilde, High Commissioner to the Gambia, 57.

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