He lives in Stewkley, Buckinghamshire, and retired in 2009 as CEO of a division of the John Lewis Partnership. In retirement he has written two books about the Stewkley men who fell in the Great War and in WWII, the research for which was aided by volunteers at SOFO, leading him to become involved as a volunteer himself, and to lead the research and writing for the Prisoners of War gallery in the permanent exhibition at SOFO. He is currently working as a volunteer with the SOFO Museum soldier enquiry service.
worked closely with the RAF.
A family historian for 40 years, his lifelong interest in military history grew when researching his father’s experiences in WW1 and has since acted as battlefield guide on several tours of the Western Front. Active in Local History, he has researched the names on several War Memorials including Benson & Woodstock, and has produced a list of all Benson men who served in WW1.