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Mac McColl

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MALCOLM McCOLL Nickname: "Mac". Married to Jean since September 1958. Jean was a Wren SBA. (So if anyone who was at Culdrose at that time had treatment at the Sick Bay and still has scars - "Hard luck!" says Mac.)
Children: Mark aged 41. Michele aged 38. Four grandchildren.             

AT CONDOR September 1950 to April 1953.

LEFT THE RN in 1963 with �130 from Their Lordships.

July 1954 to November 1956 - RNAS Abbotsinch.
November 1956 to June 1958 - RNAS Culdrose, 849C Flight, Skyraiders.
July 1958 to May 1959 - HMS ALBION. Visited Hong Kong for Christmas, then on to New Zealand, Tasmania, Australia and back to Singapore. Flew home from Singapore courtesy of an RAF Comet Mk4.
Returned to RNAS Culdrose (Workshops) May 1959 to May 1962.

      "On leaving the RN, I moved from Southampton to Bedford to take up employment with a subsidiary of Courtaulds, selling paint to local authorities & Industry (the main account being Vauxhall Motors at Luton).
      "I started a DIY business in 1970 and opened a second shop in 1978. In 1990, my business partner and I closed down the two shops and opened a Tool Hire Centre, which is still going strong. I still go in for two days a week and cover for holidays, mainly because I enjoy doing it. (In fact, if I didn't get paid for it, I would pay to go in.)"

      "Mainly travelling, particularly in France, which we have been doing for over 30 years. Also long-haul destinations such as America; China; Thailand; Sri Lanka; Cuba; Mexico; Venezuela; Australia & Tasmania. On our visit to Tasmania in February 2001 we met and stayed with Mike & Thelma Power for a very enjoyable two days.
      "We are also season ticket holders at Southampton FC, which entails a 260-mile round trip (we are obviously quite mad!)."