Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely grew up on the Isle of Wight at Totland Bay and spent his summer holidays sailing at Yarmouth. Commissioned from Sandhurst, he spent 40 years in the Army and served on operations in Northern Ireland, the Falkland Islands, Bosnia and Iraq. He also served three tours of duty in the Ministry of Defence, latterly as Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff. For the past three years he has been a visiting research fellow at Oxford University and writing his book Anatomy of a Campaign. The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940. He is married with three sons and lives in Gloucestershire.