BBC Radio Sheffield, ‘My life so far’ – Lt Col Mac
11th August 2015by Rotherham MCVC
On Thu 20 August Lt Col Mac McPherson will be interviewed by Rony Robinson of BBC Radio Sheffield in the ‘My life so far’ interview slot. Col Mac was invited to take part in this after the visit of Andy Kershaw to the Rotherham MCVC drop in group recently. The main theme will be his long service with the Royal Artillery, from boy soldier and apprentice surveyor at 15, to leaving the service after 44 years which encompasses a full career as a soldier rising to be one of the youngest RSM’s in the army at the time (he was the RSM of 3 RHA in Germany and in Colchester) and subsequently selected to be the first Royal Artillery Sergeant Major (RASM) which was the senior soldier of the whole of the Royal Artillery. Mac planned the Bi Centenary parade which celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Royal Horse Artillery at the home of the regiment in Woolwich in 1993 at which the Captain General, HM The Queen attended. After the parade Mac was commissioned and became a Captain!
A second career as an officer then took Mac via appointments at regimental duty, on the staff and a range of command appointments. He was the deputy Garrison Commander in Larkhill and arranged another visit of HM The Queen to the new home of the regiment in Larkhill, Salisbury. Mac was awarded the MBE in the 2009 birthday honours list.
Why not listen in to the prog on Thursday 20th August as Mac and Rony seek to bring some of this story of a life of service to life?