Bringing history to life
Since retiring from a career in engineering which started with an apprenticeship in Scotland, I can now finally devote all my time to my lifelong passion for WWII history. My time in my profession took me all over the UK and abroad and now I am replicating that travel as a Battlefield Guide.
Reading Cornelius Ryan’s book The Last Battle totally captivated me during my school years and now all these years later I still recall it with fondness each time I visit Berlin.
Having the privilege to take passengers to places they have always wanted to go to is such a rewarding experience for me as a Battlefield Guide.
I am married with three children and two grandchildren.
WWII Battlefields, Berlin and Air War Europe.
Probably Air War Europe as it was the first tour I did for Leger but I have to say each tour has many of my ‘favourite’ places of interest well covered.
Reading and researching WWII military history. Watching football.
Air War Europe is one of these tours that includes some iconic, landmark images of WWII – The Mohne and Eder Dams, Colditz Castle and Stalagluft III, site of the Great Escape. A visit to Berlin is also included where passengers have the opportunity to walk in the city the brought WWII to a final ferocious and crushing end.
I have many but each tour has that memorable moment when I can stand in front of my group for the first time and make them feel a part of a site or scene of great historical significance.