My first writing experience began with a job move from Cornwall to Salisbury Plain in 2006, and learning that the area is not only famous for its ancient stones but that it was a key staring point in the story of aviation history in Britain.
An Air Traffic Control Officer for most of my working career, the Royal Navy brought me to Cornwall for the first time in the 1970s. My lingering interest in modern history and aviation merged together when I moved to Wiltshire for work, became a volunteer guide with the NT at Stonehenge and discovered some of the sites modern secrets.
I have been interviewed of BBC South Today, BBC R4 ‘Making History’ and BBC Radio Wiltshire and spoken in Salisbury and Warminster Museums, the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, and libraries at Warminster, Melksham, Devizes and Penzance. Retirement last year brought me back to Cornwall, where I hope to be able to continue my interest, and look a little deeper into some of the local stories, episodes and personalities.