I got to know Colin and Jean Lee through the "Sea Urchins" alias the R.N.R. Officers' Club, Liverpool, where he and I were successive Presidents.

Colin entered Birkenhead School in September 1944 from Galtres School, Bromborough and left in April 1950 to join the Hall Line as a cadet. He rose to be Master Mariner, and on "swallowing the anchor" followed a distinguished career with the Sea Cadets, receiving the OBE, St John's Ambulance , becoming a Knight of St. John, as a magistrate and as a Deputy Lieutenant for Merseyside.

He was a man much loved by both family and friends, as shown during his packed funeral service at Christ Church, Higher Bebington, on 2nd June 2016.

 

J. Eyre