David Graeme SinclairBMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4566 (Published 22 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4566
- Melanie Hearn
David Graeme Sinclair was a big man in many ways. Standing 6’5” and with a military background of more than 16 years, he had a commanding physical presence. Having grown up in south Wales, he started his medical career at Birmingham University Medical School in 1976, where he was known as “Jock.” He joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1978, which gave him financial independence and the ability to indulge his love of cars. Alongside studying medicine and playing rugby, he rebuilt a red Triumph TR6 sports car and said that he made a profit on it (if you disregarded the hours he spent on it).
After completing house jobs in Birmingham, David undertook his military training at Sandhurst before spending two years in Fallingbostel, Germany, with the Queen’s Regiment. As he did with everything, he threw himself into his army and medical career. He took part in a tour of Northern Ireland and went to Saudi …