I was contacted this afternoon by Colin's wife who advised me that Colin is seriously ill in hospital in Portugal. He was on a cruise holiday and was taken poorly which required him to be taken off the vessel. He is now in hospital undergoing intensive treatment. As and when he will be fit enough to be repatriated back to UK is not known at present.
His wife has advised me she has his mobile and if anyone cares to call to see how he is, the number is (for contact refer to the current members directory)