Jonathan’s interest in military history began with his family. His grandfather was a career soldier in the Devonshire Regiment and saw action against the Turks in Mesopotamia, participated in the capture of Waßmuss, the ‘German Lawrence’, and in General Dunsterville’s ‘hush-hush push’ to the Caspian in World War One. His father did his National Service in the same regiment. Both his cousins and his father-in-law served in the RAF, his cousin Guy flying with the famous Red Arrows aerobatic display team.
Jonathan studied history at University College London and one of his first jobs after university was at London’s famous Wiener Library, working on microfilming the important Jewish archives prior to the main library’s transfer to Tel Aviv. From his schooldays Jonathan has always been interested in historical wargaming and wargaming development. He is a member of the British Historical Games Society and Wargames Developments.
After a brief career in theatre, Jonathan spent many years working in marketing and communications in the defence industry. He recently decided to move to France and enjoy working with the subject matter that he loves.