About Me

Welcome to my website! Here, you’ll find a collection of information about my life, experiences, and interests. From my early years to my retirement, I’ve had the privilege of experiencing various adventures and engaging in meaningful work.

My Early Years

Let’s start at the beginning. My early years were filled with curiosity and exploration. From the age of 11, I began to shape my identity and discover my passions.

My Journey from 11 to 15 Years Old

As I entered my teenage years, I navigated the challenges and joys of adolescence. This period played a crucial role in shaping the person I am today.

My Journey from 15 to 25 Years Old

During this phase of my life, I embarked on exciting adventures and pursued higher education. These years were marked by personal growth and the pursuit of my dreams.

My 12 Years in the Royal Air Force

From 1966 to 1978, I had the honor of serving in the Royal Air Force. This chapter of my life took me to various locations, each with its own unique experiences:

  • Royal Air Force Tern Hill (Shropshire)
  • Royal Air Force Gutersloh (West Germany)
  • The Services Booking Centre (London)
  • Royal Air Force Gan (The Maldives)
  • Headquarters 46/38 Group at Royal Air Force Upavon (Wiltshire)

My Escape from the Royal Air Force and Retirement

In 1978, I made the decision to leave the Royal Air Force and embark on a new chapter of my life. Since then, I have enjoyed a fulfilling retirement.


Curious about my professional background? Take a look at my CV to learn more about my skills, qualifications, and work experience.

My Retirement and Move to Southport

After retiring, I decided to settle down in the beautiful town of Southport. Discover why I chose this charming location and how it has become my home.

My Voluntary Work

I believe in giving back to the community, and volunteering has been a significant part of my life. Here are some of the organizations I have been involved with:

  • Sefton Council for Voluntary Services (Sefton CVS) – Trustee and Director
  • Veterans Fund – Secretary
  • Merseyside Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen’s Family Association (SSAFA) – Member and Executive Committee Member
  • Southport Royal British Legion – Secretary and Treasurer for 2 years
  • Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) Formby Branch – Chairman

Chairman of Southport Armed Forces Day

I have had the privilege of serving as the Chairman of Southport Armed Forces Day from 2015 to 2023. Learn more about this important event and its significance.

Places I Have Lived In or Visited

Throughout my life, I have had the opportunity to explore various places. Join me on a virtual journey as I share my experiences and memories.

Jobs I Have Had

From my time in the Royal Air Force to my post-retirement endeavors, I have held a range of jobs. Discover the diverse roles I have taken on throughout my career.

Aircraft I Have Flown In (Photo Album)

Aviation has always fascinated me. Browse through my photo album to see the aircraft I have had the privilege of flying in.

My Pets

Pets have brought immense joy and companionship to my life. Learn about the furry friends who have shared my journey.

My David McGregor’s Christmas Chronicles

Join me during the festive season as I share heartwarming stories and cherished memories in my David McGregor’s Christmas Chronicles blog.