Dick Taylor

Dickie Boy May 12

Dick Taylor is a recently-retired British Army Lieutenant Colonel who has been deployed in many areas of the world, including Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Sudan and lately, in Sierra Leone in the fight against Ebola. Joining the army as a junior soldier in 1976, he has served exclusively in the Royal Tank Regiment.  Commissioned in 2000, he has specialised in tank gunnery instruction, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear operations, Psychological Operations, and defence exporting.  He has a First Class degree in History, a Master of Philosophy degree in Historical Research, and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science. He is married with two sons and lives in Blandford Forum, Dorset.

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