His father was killed in France in 1940, the early stages of the war. He was evacuated at the age of four, returning home almost six years later. He joined the Merchant Navy at sixteen, emigrated from England to New Zealand at seventeen and was recruited into the NZ Army at eighteen. He married at twenty-one and helped raise three children.
He arrived back in the UK in 1994. Two years later, at the age of sixty, he started a Tour Boat business on the Brighton Marina. Ten years later he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, sold his business and retired the following year.
In 2009, at the age of seventy-three he walked around England for Cancer Research UK and the ACRF (Australian Cancer Research Federation).
His first Book The Big Walk, was a day-to-day account of the above walk and was published in 2012. In 2014 he wrote The Mud Pack, his first fiction novel. A year later he completed his third book, If Only...!; a compelling romantic work.
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