Sir Colin Dollery, G3GAF, 12 December 2020

| January 7, 2021

It is with great sadness that I report the death of my father, Sir Colin Dollery, G3GAF on the 12th of December 2020 at the age of 89.

Colin first started in amateur radio as a teenager in Lincoln with homebrew equipment and a long wire antenna in the field next door. His license lapsed for a while with a busy medical career and a young family, but he restarted when I showed an interest as a teenager in the 1970s.

He was an avid DXer and contester (member of the CDXC), proud of his Honor Roll certificate and his self-appointed position as station engineer for the M1P contest group. Colin liked to take radio equipment with him on his travels as a Professor of Medicine and operated on his own mini DXpeditions including working from XX9, FM and VS6. He never lost his love of construction and his office was invariably strewn with electrical components and tools! He remained active until early 2020 when Alzheimer’s robbed him of the ability to use his radio gear.

Outside of amateur radio he was an eminent academic medic, Professor of Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, a champion of Clinical Pharmacology and in retirement an advisor to GSK.

He will be sadly missed by his wife Diana, daughter Clare and by me, Peter Dollery, G4TNB.

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