Jock was born in Glasgow in 1946 and joined the 798 Squad in August 1963
Jock was born in Glasgow on the 15th July 1946 and joined the Royal Marines in July 1963. His civilian trade at the time was appropriately that of trainee butcher. During his twelve years with the Marines he served with 40, 41 and 42 Commando R.M. Having been promoted Sergeant in January 1974 he took premature voluntary release in June the following year.
After leaving the Corps he went to the Oman and after that Rhodesia.!!!
Where he was awarded the Silver Star, and later presented the Medal of Honour by Ian Smith
Below is the catalogue of his medals sale
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Photo taken by Nick Tselentis
Photo taken on a refuel stop during Fire-Force duties in the Mt Darwin - Mtoko area - troopies are from Support Commando 1 RLI. An interesting story comes to mind about the second from the left RLI member in the photo, the Stick Leader Sgt. Jock McKelvie. He was serving in the Royal Marines on board the HMS Fearless when Ian Smith had "words" with Harold Wilson, then PM of England. Jock met Ian Smith and was so impressed by him that he left the British armed forces to go out to Rhodesia and sign up with the RLI !! Nick Tselentis