Colin joined the RAN as a Junior Recruit in 1962 and had a long and distinguished career in the Fleet Air Arm both in Australia and overseas. He gained an SD commission in 1980 and dedicated almost 50 years of his life to the RAN FAA.
Colin was highly respected at all levels throughout the service. A good all-round sportsman, he represented Navy in rugby and squash and was prominent in Dempster Cup rugby in the 60’s and 70’s.
In later years, he also made a significant contribution to Legacy and was an active member for more than 20 years in the Shoalhaven and South Coast areas.