THE FALKLANDS CAMPAIGN 1982

THE FALKLANDS CAMPAIGN 1982

The Argentine invasion of the Falklands Islands on 02 April 1982 was very personal to the Royal Marines. Not only because they put up the initial fighting defence but because the Corps had provided security detachments for the islands since 1965. Referred to as Naval...
MY RESEARCH, BLOGS & BOOKS

MY RESEARCH, BLOGS & BOOKS

I have been fortunate enough to have books and articles published about the use of firearms in crime and conflict. Why would I be any different to other writers who script narrative about this specific subject. Whilst it has been at times a violent journey, it is...
WHO DIDN’T KILL JILL DANDO – 26 APRIL 1999

WHO DIDN’T KILL JILL DANDO – 26 APRIL 1999

Jill Dando, an admired and respected BBC TV journalist was shot to death outside the front door of a property she owned in London on 26 April 1999. That attack, now 25 years ago was an unprovoked, frantic and messy opportunity killing perpetrated by an assailant who...
“Foxtrot Foxtrot” – THE DANDO DISTRACTION

“Foxtrot Foxtrot” – THE DANDO DISTRACTION

28 April 1999 was a warm sunny spring day in London. Met Police Traffic Officers, Acting Sergeant Mark Newman and PC Steve Cox started a 15:00 – 23:00 hrs shift in the normal manner. Having attended the shift brief and checked over their patrol Land Rover...
DUNBLANE

DUNBLANE

On 13 March 1996 Thomas Hamilton, 43, entered Dunblane Primary School near Stirling in Scotland and committed the worst ever recorded murderous act on children in the UK. Studying mass gun killers is not a simple science but can their ultimate actions be predicted....
BARRY WILLIAMS – Before Hungerford

BARRY WILLIAMS – Before Hungerford

Mass shootings always get our attention and whilst we are not subjected to the horror of this crime on a frequent basis in the UK many of us can relate to past events that have become established in our history. Hungerford 1987, Dunblane 1996 and Cumbria 2010. Some...
SHOOTING AMERICAN PRESIDENTS

SHOOTING AMERICAN PRESIDENTS

On the 22nd November 1963, President John F Kennedy was shot and killed in the city of Dallas, Texas USA. As a direct result it is now well established and accepted that US Presidents are protected by elaborate security measures that have come about as a result of...
THE ANNECY MURDERS – 05 Sept 2012

THE ANNECY MURDERS – 05 Sept 2012

We are close to reaching the 12th anniversary of the Annecy shootings, (or the Chevaline killings), in France. These brutal murders occurred on the 5th September 2012. Three members of a British/Iraqi family who were on a caravan holiday and a local French citizen...
THE ANNECY MURDERS – Revisted October 2019

THE ANNECY MURDERS – Revisted October 2019

THE LACHEMENT ASSASSINE On 14 October 2019, exactly 4 years after my first visit to the Le Martinet murder site I was accompanied by a longstanding friend and professional photographer Chris Powell. The weather was glorious, the sun spreading a comfortable autumn...