Royal Air Force officer who went on to become Deputy Commander of the RAF Strike Command. He had also served as the Director of Air Staff Plans at the Ministry of Defence.
He studied at Chichester High School For Boys and the University of London before joining the Royal Air Force.
During his time in the service, he became a successful interpreter.
He married Shirley Norris in 1959, and they had a son and a daughter.
He and Paul O'Grady both served in the Royal Air Force.