Birthdays

TODAY: Mr Harry Barnes MP, 59; Dr Sir Reginald Bennett, former MP, 84; Mr Jetmund Engeset, Surgeon to the Queen in Scotland, 57; Mr Bryan Forbes, novelist and film producer, 69; Sir Patrick Garland, High Court judge, 66; Mr Jimmy Hill, sports commentator, 67; General Sir Charles Huxtable, former Commander-in-Chief, UK Land Forces, 64; Mrs Joanna Kennedy, civil engineer, 45; Miss Bonnie Langford, actress, 31; Professor Sir Ronald Mason, chemist, 65; Dr David Quarmby, joint managing director, J. Sainsbury plc, 54; Mr Terence Stamp, actor, 57; Mr Anthony Steen MP, 56; Sir William Wilkinson, former chairman, Nature Conservancy Council, 63.

TOMORROW: Sir Nicholas Barrington, former High Commissioner to Pakistan, 61; Sir Alastair Down, former chairman, Burmah Oil, 81; Mr David Essex, entertainer, 48; Mr Michael Foot, former MP, 82; Mr Graham Gooch, cricketer, 42; Mr Alastair Graham, former Headmaster, Mill Hill School, 63; The Rev Mrs Betsy Haworth, deacon and non-stipendiary minister, 71; Sir Harry Hookway, former pro-chancellor, Loughborough University, 74; Mrs Elspeth Huxley, author, 88; Sir Charles Kerruish, President of Tynwald, Isle of Man, 78; Air Vice-Marshal George Lamb, former rugby referee, 82; Mr David Lawman, former chairman, Prestige Group, 74; Mr Clive Rice, cricketer, 46; Sir Richard Rogers, architect, 62; Professor Andrew Rutherford, former warden, Goldsmiths' College, 66; Mr Richard Searby QC, deputy chairman, Times Newspapers Holdings, 64; Sir John Stokes, former MP, 78; Mr Peter Twiss, former test pilot, 74.

National Portrait Gallery: Lydia Bauman, "Lucian Freud", 3pm.

Service appointments

ROYAL NAVY and ROYAL

MARINES

Admiral Sir Benjamin Bathurst, promoted Admiral of the Fleet.

Admiral Sir Jock Slater, appointed First and Principal Naval Aide-de- Camp to the Queen in succession to Admiral Sir Benjamin Bathurst.

Brigadier David A.S. Pennefather, promoted Major-General and appointed Commander, Reaction Force Operating Staff, Bosnia.

ARMY

Maj-Gen K.J. Drewienkiewicz, to be Director Support LANDCENT, in succession to Maj-Gen M.S. White.

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