Ian Wright

Ian Wright
Volunteer

I am a proud Welshman coming from Wrexham. I am a avid Wrexham AFC fan going to matches as and when I can. I spent 12.5 years in the Military – Royal Welch Fusiliers – and was present in Berlin when the Berlin wall came down. After leaving the Army I put myself through Law school and got my degree. I am a member of the Western Front Association and a Graves volunteer for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. I currently work for the civil service in Milton Keynes

I am passionate about Military History. Throughout my army career, and after, I have been fortunate to visit numerous historical sites associated with the First and Second World Wars, ranging from Ypres, Somme, Arnhem, Auschwitz, Buchenwald, River Kwai, to name but a few. I especailly like going beyond what is visible and field walk what is normally not seen or easily accessible. From this I have come across some surprises and on one occasion found messages left by escaping US airman in a cave in a remote part of Northern France.

To me, the most important aspect of military history is the men and women who took part. I enjoy learning about them. Who they were, what they did not just in their period in the military, but before and after. The personal effects that they took with them on operations all tell a story, and I enjoy learning as much as I can about them.