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Nick

An avid amateur military historian and photographer, I enjoy trudging through a muddy field to find traces of the past just as much as I do browsing once secretive archive documents. Having grown up in and lived in Belfast most of my life, I moved to England in 2014 and have lived here ever since, continuing my interest in military history and the Troubles.

Blimp over the Border

In the mid-1990s trials were being undertaken at Boscombe Down in Wiltshire, England for a new type of airborne surveillance platform. In the days before Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) were common place in military aviation, it was thought that an…

Flickr Album Locations

The problem with not having a single platform that best collates the information and photographs I have collected over the years is trying to establish a solution that best shares this information in a user friendly manner. The map below…

Guarding the Coast

The British Isles and Ireland are island nations dependant on their domination of the coastline and waters surrounding them. With estimates of upwards of 11,000 miles and 1,700 miles respectively, the task of providing protection for and communication around these…