John Dillon joined the RAF in 1963 as an apprentice followed by three years as an officer cadet at Cranwell and six years as a navigator on Vulcan bombers. He left the service in 1976 for a career in mainframe computers. In 2005 he went to Reading University as a mature student, studying history for a PhD. His previous books (with Helion) are ‘Allies are a Tiresome Lot’ The British Army in Italy in the First World War followed by Battalions at War: The York and Lancaster Regiment in the First World War and All at Sea. Naval support for the British Army during the American Revolutionary War. John and his wife live in Berkshire.