In 1959 Colin was called up for National Service and served in the 11th National Training Battalion at Wacol before transferring to the University of Queensland Regiment.
He joined the League in 1997 and has held positions on Sub Branch committees since that date. At the sub branch level, Colin is currently Treasurer for the Orchid Beach/Fraser Island Sub Branch.
At the District level, Colin holds the very busy role of Wide Bay and Burnett District Treasurer. Not content with that workload, he is also currently a Director of the Advocacy Training and Development Program (ATDP) Communities of Practice Board.