Old Uffingtonians Association (1994)

   Willesden County Grammar School                         Ex-Pupils 1924-1967                    

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  Ralph Land (1943-47) - known as Rolf Landsberger at school

'After leaving Willesden County in 1947, taking a degree in Economics at the LSE and a first employment as a Research assistant at the LSE, I like my brother Frank joined J Lyons and later joined the pioneering LEO team to become after some years responsible for developing the markets of East and Central Europe ( The Communist block) for LEO, later ICL and then successively Rank Xerox and Rolls Royce Plc.

In the meantime I married Jacqueline who was working in London as a French Au Pair.  We have two near middle aged sons, two granddaughters and celebrated 50 years of marriage this year.

Now semi-retired, I am a Trustee of three NGO's , do a bit of consultancy and lecturing and we travel a lot.

I was awarded an OBE for services to exports in 1985 which was upgraded to a CBE in 1995'.

Sky Dive - 24th October 2010

Dear Friends

Although I have already written to some of you to thank you all for your generosity in supporting the skydive of my twin Frank and myself to celebrate our 82nd birthday but primarily to raise money for cancer research in memory of my Jacqueline, who died from cancer just a year ago.  We are thrilled and delighted that our initial target of 5000 was comfortably exceeded so that we have up to now received almost 13000 ( including Gift Aid) from a large number of friends.  Thank you all!

Some of you may have seen some of the photographs already but I attach a small selection to give you a flavour of the event