Simon in his cave ;-)
The Soviet advance
|Simon Orchard has been with Nuav almost from the start. He's been a
steady co-worker and have helped with ideas and suggestions in almost all
areas of Nuav. He's also written some excellent articles and have a genuine
interest in WW2 seldom found. As webmaster, I asked him to tell a little
bit about himself, as usual it did not take long to get an answer:
"I was born in London on the 29th of August 1969 and grew up in England
and Switzerland. I joined the Royal Artillery at 16 years of age and spent
most of my career with 20 Commando Battery Royal Artillery, which provides
the air defence element for 3rd Commando Brigade Royal Marines. Having
served in many countries not least of which Norway where I spent a total
of almost 2 years, doing many jobs ranging from missile operator to arctic
warfare instructor I finally left after 12 years service and moved to Tromsø
to be with my future wife Marianne. I'm currently studying towards a second
career in IT, focusing on networks.
My interests include military history (obviously), archeology, palaentology,
friluftsliv (which I can't directly translate into English believe it or
not but literally translates to 'free air life'), travel and computers.
Whilst I'm interested in all periods of military history i have specialised
in the German armed forces of 1933-45 and RAF Bomber Command, since moving
to Tromsø I've started focusing on Northern Norway's part in WW2."