Peter Hore

Peter Hore served worldwide as a “pusser” during a full career in the Royal Navy, including exchange service in 1964 in the US Navy, and two tours of duty in NATO’s Standing Naval Force Atlantic 1972 and 1973. During the Falklands War he was joint logistics commander on Ascension Island, in 1987-90 he was Base Supply Officer, Hong Kong. Subsequently he was military assistant to DCDS (Systems), he helped to direct the Royal Navy’s applied research programme, 1992-94 and was Head of Defence Studies, 1997-2000.

Since 2000 he has spent nine years in the film and TV industry, and is now a fulltime author, editor and journalist.

A freelance obituarist at the Daily Telegraph since 2002, he has written some 1,500 obituaries on the men and women of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and the Merchant Navy also the SBS, the FANY, the French Resistance, yachtsmen, shipping magnates, etc.

Peter writes reviews and articles for several newspapers and journals including the influential Warships International Fleet Review where he is associate editor. He has written or edited a dozen books on naval history, biography and strategy.

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