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Under A Feathered Sky: the book launch

On Wednesday evening I was delighted to join Professor Martin Bricknell at the launch of my book, hosted by King’s College London. With over 60 attendees signed up from across the globe, it was a a great opportunity to discuss the book in much greater detail with a very diverse audience. The talk, followed by […]

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Online Book Launch event

I am delighted that King’s College London has chosen to feature Under A Feathered Sky in an online book launch event on 21st October. Hosted by the School of Security Studies, I will be discussing the book in conversation with Professor Martin Bricknell, before finishing the event with a live Q&A. The book was written […]

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Under A Feathered Sky – Balkan Insight’s book review

I was recently approached by Serbeze Haxhiaj, an award winning Kosovan journalist, from the media network, BIRN, who asked whether she could interview me about about my book. The article has now been published. So why is the story told in ‘Under A Feathered Sky’ still relevant today? As Serbeze has highlighted in the review, […]

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Under A Feathered Sky – what readers are saying

Under A Feathered Sky: the untold story of NATO’s role in newly independent Kosovo was published a month ago and is already receiving very positive reviews. I wrote ‘Under A Feathered Sky’ to tell the story about the extraordinary events that took place during my 6 month operational tour of duty as a British Army […]

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The story behind: VJ Day 1944

My father passed away on 9th October last year. In the three weeks before his funeral, I discovered and then read two diaries that he had meticulously kept during his National Service in the RAF between August 1944 and February 1947, when he was demobilised. His journey started out in Glasgow, sailing through the U-Boat […]

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Nepal: what can we do?

As a former Gurkha officer and someone who spent three months in Nepal studying Nepali in 2004, the tragedy that struck the country last weekend is heartbreaking. While I was there I spent time in Kathmandu and in Pokhara where I was based, but also in Gorkha, a little known town in between the two.  The […]

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Gallipoli 100

Why am I writing a blog about a small peninsula in Turkey? Lone Pine Cemetery – one of many Commonwealth War Graves in Gallipoli In 2008 I was lucky enough to visit this remarkable place with other international military colleagues, including two Australians who were there for the first time. Having read a lot about […]