Cliff Lord served in Britain’s Royal Signals during the 1960s as a cipher-operator, in England, Germany, and on active service in Aden and the East Aden Protectorate. Following his military service, Cliff worked in Paris for the Washington Post and later moved to New Zealand, working as computer-operator and a communications-network-controller for Air New Zealand and Team Leader International Operations for the Southern Cross fibre-optics trans-Pacific cable, before retiring. He is Honorary Historian for Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals, and has written more than a dozen books on military history and signals intelligence.
- The Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States Volume 4 : The Aden Protectorate, 1839-1967 Author
- The Armed Forces of the Gulf States Volume 2 : Oman 1921-2012 Author
- The Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States Volume 1 : The Trucial States and United Arab Emirates, 1951-1980 Author
- The Royal Corps of Signals Supplementary Volume : Unit Histories of the Corps 1920-2001 and its Antecedents Author
- The Armed Forces Of Aden And The Protectorate 1839-1967 Author
- The Royal Corps of Signals : Unit Histories of the Corps 1920-2001 and its Antecedents Author