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
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
HOBBIES & PASTIMES
"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!)."