I received my engineering training at the UK Royal Air Force Technical College. I served for 16 years in the RAF Engineer Branch, including tours on aircraft maintenance and in the Reliability and Maintainability office of the Ministry of Defence (Air). I joined British Aerospace Dynamics in 1975, and was appointed Reliability Manager in 1980. In March 1993 I joined British Rail Research as Reliability Manager. Since 1995 I worked as an independent consultant on engineering management, reliability, quality and safety. Now I am retired. I have written many papers and articles on quality and reliability engineering,engineering management, and other topics. These are published by Lulu in "In My Humble Opinion". Recently I have turned to fiction and biography. The first two books of the Walter Minion saga are published by Lulu. "Digby Brand" is the story of my grandfather in Patagonia. "Four Seasons" is my mother's story of her childhood there.