Agent : Victoria Hobbs
Paul Beaver is an historian, broadcaster and writer who specialises in Air Power. For 15 years, he was directly linked to Jane’s including Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Jane’s Defence Weekly. He made JDW into a household name in 1990 through his broadcasting during the Liberation of Kuwait and eventually became a freelance war correspondent for Sky News and a studio ‘expert’ for BBC News and CNN International. During this time, Paul wrote more than 40 books on naval and aviation history. Paul retired from the Army Reserve in 2013 with the rank of Colonel, late of the Army Air Corps.
He is now Trustee of the International Bomber Command Centre and of the Barnes Wallis Foundation, a committee member of the Air Power Association, a member of the Royal Air Force Historical Society and the Battle of Britain Historical Society, Chairman of No 1010 (City of Salisbury) Squadron of the Air Cadet Organisation and a Corporate Ambassador for SSAFA – the armed forces charity. He speaks and organises the flying at the Chalke Valley History Festival, and was the historical adviser to Channel 4’s presentation of the Battle of Britain at Goodwood.
His latest book, Spitfire Evolution, was published in March 2016 to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the maiden flight of the Type 300, which became the Spitfire.