John M Passmore
Born into an RAF family in Hucknall in 1940, John Passmore spent 4 years at St Columba's school in New Delhi, India, followed by three years as a boarder at Reading School. Changing allegiance, John spent two years at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and then served in the Royal Corps of Signals. He read Mechanical Sciences, for an MA, at St John's College, Cambridge and obtained an MSc from the University of Birmingham, for research on computer simulation of road traffic networks.
He married Jane whom he met during a tour in Singapore. Following a career change into the software world at NATO, the family moved to Belgium for the next 30 years where John was a software engineer at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) near Mons. Their twins Guy and Melissa have now flown the nest.
John and Jane are now retired near Christchurch in Dorset where travel and his first book has occupied much of the time, whilst Jane is very busy with her reflexology and art. John found a trip to Antarctica a wonderful and moving experience which might explain the blue and white theme of both the book cover and his associated web site!