Lived in near to the centre of Westland’s, Nairobi between 1950 to 1962 and went to Parkland Primary School then Delemare High School.
Moved to South Africa then UK.
Now lives in Portugal
His father was sent to Nairobi to set up the office for a film distribution company called African Consolidated Films in 1950 that would cover Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, and Zanzibar, and was appointed Managing Director. The head office of this company was in Johannesburg.
The company distributed films from the major film companies such as Universal Pictures, Warner Bros, Columbia Pictures, Paramount Pictures, MGM, United Artists, and Allied Artists. His father used to travel extensively throughout East Africa meeting film exhibitors and from time to time met with film actors who were either on a shoot or visiting game parks. (Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, William Holden, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Hardy Kruger, Kirk Douglas are a few to mention).
His mother was a housewife.
Whenever they travelled around the countryside on the weekends as a family the majority of the cinemas owners were Indian and if they knew Inghams were in town they would always invite them a lunch or dinner… this was Roger's first taste of real curry!.. Since then curry is one of his favourite foods.
During their stay in Nairobi his parents decided to venture to travel by car from Nairobi to Cape Town which turned out to be a fantastic experience, like getting stuck in the mud, breaking a windscreen, sleeping in remote parts of the countryside, the dust on the murram roads, seeing tarmac for the first time since leaving Kenya until they reached Lusaka, seeing the Victoria Falls and many other wonderful sights. so much so that they did a similar trip two years later.