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Air Marshal Sir Roger Austin, deputy Chief of the Defence Staff, 53; Mr Bill Beaumont, sports commentator, 41; Mr Andrew Bennett MP, 54; Dr Michael Brock, former warden, Nuffield College, Oxford, 73; M Andre Courreges, couturier, 70; Sir Roualeyn Cumming-Bruce, former Lord of Appeal, 81; Mr Bobby Fischer, chess champion, 50; Mr John Golding, trade-union leader, 62; Maj-Gen John Groom, former director, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, 64; Mr Neil Hamilton MP, Under-Secretary for Corporate Affairs, 44; Professor Sir Donald Harrison, laryngologist, 68; Dr Thomas Johnston, former principal, Heriot-Watt University, 66; General Sir Frank King, director of Kilton Properties, 74; Sir Norman Lindop, chemist and osteopath, 72; Mr Robin Martin, former chairman, Hewetson plc, 72; Sir Ronald Melville, former senior civil servant, 81; Sir Peter Quennell, writer, 88; Sir Donald Rattee, high court judge, 56; Professor Kenneth Robinson, former vice- chancellor, University of Hong Kong, 79; Mr Mickey Spillane, novelist, 75; Lord Thurlow, former governor of the Bahamas, 81; Mr Robin Trower, rock guitarist, 49; Professor Sir David Weatherall, haematologist, 60; Mr David Willetts MP, 37.
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