Background * Recruitment & Composition * Organisation * Uniforms & Equpment * Brigades in Action * The Plates
Ken Bradley was born in 1944. He has a long standing interest in many aspects of militaria but his particular passion is reserved for the English and Spanish Civil Wars. A member of the Sealed Knot, he rose to the dizzy heights of becoming Colonel of the Earl of Stamford's Regiment of Foot (Parliamentary)! He has also researched in depth the International Brigades invoved in the Spanish Civil War, and has visited almost every one of the battlesites. Mike Chappell comes from an Aldershot family with British Army connections stretching back several generations. He enlisted as a teenage private in the Royal Hampshire Regiment in 1952 and retired in 1974, as RSM of the 1st Battalion The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers), after seeing service in Malaya, Cyprus, Swaziland, Libya, Germany, Ulster and home garrisons. He began painting military subjects in 1968 and since then has gained worldwide popularity as a military illustrator. Mike has also written and illustrated many quality books in the Osprey Military list.