Sandy Jack

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George Alexander Jack (1922 - 2002) better known as Sandy Jack was from Methil Fife, Scotland. He is known as campaigner and consumer champion from the Hoover free flights promotion

Jack was born on 30 September 1922 in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. His career in the British Armed Forces lasted between 1940 and 1946. Jack served in the Royal Marines with R.M. Commandos in Yugoslavia; he was a sergeant at the age of 19 and was twice wounded in action.

In the 1950s, after teaching at an approved school at Whittingham in East Lothian, Scotland, Sandy moved to Uganda. There he was the principal of a teacher training college at Ngora for a number of years. Later he worked in Qatar in the Middle East.

Sandy Jack lived in Methil in Fife, Scotland with his second wife Sheila. He had two sons. (He had another two sons by a previous marriage.) Before his death in 2002, Jack was the Headmaster of Linnwood Hall in Fife.

Hoover Free Flights Promotion[edit]

Sandy Jack gained massive nationwide publicity from the Hoover free flights promotion and became a folk hero-like figure to customers waiting for their free flight tickets. Working with his publicity agent (Harry Cichy) and fellow pressure group member they were seldom out of the news.



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