My interests in military history include all branches of the New Zealand Defence Force, and all our conflicts, as well as the New Zealand Wars, which I believe should be studied and understood by all New Zealanders. My special focus is the 2nd New Zealand Divisional Cavalry of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Second World War. My uncle and namesake served in the Div Cav, and died of wounds received in the Battle of El Alamein in 1942. Currently appointed as New Zealand Honorary Consul in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina. An extramural student in Defence Studies, History, and Security Studies at Massey University. One of my proudest accomplishments is the award of Best First Year Cadet, Matamata College, 1963. Born in Matamata. Living in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.