Francis Christopher Buchan Bland

Sir Francis Christopher Buchan Bland
1960 Rome Olympics

Christopher Bland was born on 29th May 1938. While at Oxford he was a member of the Irish Olympic Fencing Team and competed in the 1960 Rome Olympics in the Men's Epee, Individual and Team. He was elected as a member of the Greater London Council for Lewisham from 1967, and became Deputy Chairman of the Inner London Education Authority and Chairman of the Schools Committee. He stood down from the GLC at the 1970 election. He was knighted in 1993.

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