Born 20 January 1942.
Educated Duke of York's Royal Military School Dover and Royal
Military Academy Sandhurst. Elected Fellow of the Institute
of Management in 1983 and Fellow of the Chartered Institute
of Transport in 1989. Undertook Defence Fellowship at the University
of Cambridge 1989–90. Elected Research Fellow of the Centre
for Defence and International Security Studies (CDISS) Lancaster
University in 1992. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil Cantab) in
International Relations. PhD in Politics (Lancaster University).
Over 30 years in
the British Army specialising in logistics. Seven years were
spent in the Far East seconded to the Brigade of Gurkhas. Commanded
squadron and regiment in Germany and Northern Ireland. Was instructor
at both the Army Staff College Camberley and Australian Command
and Staff College. Took early voluntary retirement in 1992 whilst
British Army's Head of Defence Studies in the rank of Colonel.