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William McGregor

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William Oliver McGregor was born at Manoo, near Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland on 29th December 1920. He died on 8th June 2009. The eldest of four children, he helped out on his father's farm. He was a SW radio enthusiast and made many contacts around the world. He joined the North Irish Horse at the start of WWII and was in action in N. Africa and Italy as a radio operator in tanks. After the war, he served in UNRRA in Germany and then joined a shipping company. he took accountancy exams, worked in sales in the soft drinks and whisky industry and as a company secretary.
His great love was sailing. Most holidays saw him hiring a boat and he crewed for friends on every occasion he could. He was grateful to the RNLI for their assistance when his crew member was injured in rough seas and the mast broke. He fitted out the 26ft. yacht "Yarnspinner" over many years and with much effort.

Added by: Alyson Small on 21 March 2010.

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