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Biographical entry Levy, Percy Reginald (1917 - 1995)

MBE 1922; Honorary FRCS 1983; MA Cambridge; CEng, FI Mech Eng; MInstJ.

28 September 1917
November 1995
Businessman and Fundraiser


Born on 28 September 1917, the son of George Levy, a company director, and his wife Beatrice, née Birn, Percy Levy was educated at Clifton College and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He joined the RAF in 1940 and rose to be Squadron-Leader. He worked with the 600 Group, being responsible for their sales promotion and publicity, and brought this expertise to the College, where he founded the Fund Raising Committee and served on it for 34 years. He was also active in producing a video illustrating the College's activities. He was elected an honorary Fellow in January 1983 and was a member of the Court of Patrons. He married Doreen Michael Collins on 26 May 1946 and they had two daughters, Deirdre and Moira. On 19 November 1965 he married Connie Elisabeth Hasselgaard and they had one daughter, Keren. He was fond of writing, photography and Chinese art, and was a keen golfer. He died in November 1993.

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