Born in Guildford, Surrey in 1960, Mark grew up in South Devon. His interest
in military history was sparked one day at the age of 10, when he found a
spent cartridge case on the beach at Slapton Sands, near his home. The beach
here was heavily used by American and Allied forces training for the Normandy
landings. Since then he has continued to study many aspects of warfare,
particularly from the technological aspect. Attending King Edward VI School at
Totnes in Devon, Mark joined the army in 1977 and served in the Royal
Artillery in Germany and Northern Ireland.
On leaving the army, Mark has worked in the Information Technology
Industry ,performing both technical and project management roles for a
number of major UK & international Companies. In 2006 Mark was a founder
member of the team that formed the UK's biggest selling Military History
Magazine - "Britain At War Magazine". Whilst part of the Commercial and
Editorial management team , he also performed the role of Assistant Editor,
writing and researching articles for the magazine as well as acting the webmaster
for the magazine website.
Mark continues to work today as a military historian, author, researcher and military history consultant/advisor. He has a specialist
interest in the technical aspects of 20th/21st Century military subjects.
Mark has worked closely since 1992 in the military conservation arena, working with the MOD, concentrating on the military
history aspect of the use of Military Training Grounds - another specialist area of interest.
He has also been involved with the archaeological aspects of conflict and supports projects organised by recognised conflict
Mark currently lives in Arundel West Sussex, with his partner Bea and has a daughter Aimee from his first marriage.