John Hamill joined the British Army in 1961 as a Junior Leader and rose to the rank of Regimental Sergeant Major in the Queens Regiment. He was commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Quartermaster and served with a Parachute Field Ambulance and a Field Hospital; in 1995 he transferred to the Intelligence Corps and served as the first Quartermaster of the Allied Military Intelligence Battalion on an Operational Tour in Bosnia.
He retired from the Army in 2008, having been awarded the MBE and has been Battlefield guiding since 2009, focusing on
Ypres and Normandy. He is a member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides has successful completed his Guild of Battlefield Guide validation and is now one of the elite Badged Guides
He is a volunteer case worker for SSAFA in the Eastbourne area and enjoys the interaction with his cases. His very understanding wife of 45 years is glad at times to see him disappear on tours, so that she can pursue her own interests.
|Areas of expertise (conducted tours to):
2nd World War
|Interests||Military & family history research|
|Additional expertise||Australian contribution in WW1|
|Guild of Battlefield Guides
|Criminal Record Bureau Checked:
(cleared to work with all age groups)
|Available for:||Group and personal tours for all age groups|