I have been interested in military history for many years and made my first visit to the battlefields nearly 30 years ago. This was the first of many trips onto the WW1 battlefields. In 2004 I graduated as a mature student with a degree in history and shortly after this we made the decision to move to France. I have been living and working on the Somme since 2005. Most of my guiding work involves the British and Empire areas of the Western Front, but I am equally happy escorting visitors onto the more easterly sectors such as around Verdun or the Meuse Argonne battlefields.