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Ex-Air Corps member Gary Coll outside his home in Lifford, Co Donegal. Picture by Joe Dunne

Ex-Air Corps member Gary Coll outside his home in Lifford, Co Donegal. Picture by Joe Dunne

Ex-Air Corps member Gary Coll outside his home in Lifford, Co Donegal. Picture by Joe Dunne

Former airman Gary Coll can’t walk without the aid of a stick. He wakes up in pain each morning and suffers from a slow heart rate, memory loss, severe anxiety, and chronic fatigue — which he blames on having been exposed to dangerous chemicals while serving in the Air Corps over 20 years ago.

Registered disabled at the age of 35, Coll says he has suffered a litany of health problems over the years as a result, including stomach ulcers and bowel, thermo-regulation, and urinary issues.


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