Moth Colin Sinclair

Sad news indeed – Moth Colin Sinclair a long standing member of Hard Tack Shellhole Umkomaas – answered the Sunset Call yesterday [Sunday the 19th October]

Colin joined the SAAF in November 1940 and obtained his wings in January 1942.

He was sent to SAAF No 1 Fighter Squadron in Egypt and after flying Hurricanes for a while, was detached to RAF No 92 “East India” squadron to gain experience on Spitfires.

In 1944 Colin became a Flight Commander of SAAF No 11 Squadron in Italy.

Colin was awarded numerous medals and in November 1947 he was presented the DFC [Distinguished Flying Cross] Medal by His Excellency the Governor General of SA.

After the war, Colin studied at Wits University and had a long and successful career as a dentist.Rest In Peace Colin – you will be sorely missed.

Kalvin Jones
Adj. Hard Tack Shellhole – Umkomaas