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Sir Raymond Percival Brookes (1909-2002) of GKN
Born at West Bromwich the son of William Percival Brookes (1883-1918), a Commercial Traveller, and his wife Ursula Rosina Butler
1923 Started work at Charles Bunn
1937 Married Florence Edna Sharman and had one son John (b.1940)
1939 Appointed MD of Charles Bunn
1939 Living at 11 Jayshaw Avenue, West Bromwich, General Manager, Drop Forging and Engineering Co. With Florence E.
1941 General manager John Garrington and Sons and made director in 1944
1964 Appointed MD of GKN
1965 Appointed Chairman and Chief executive