John Nichol

John Nichol


During 15 years service in the Royal Air Force John Nichol flew Tornadoes; in both the Air Defence and Ground Attack roles. On active duty in the Gulf he was shot down on the first low-level, daylight raid of the Gulf War. Captured and tortured, he was paraded on television; provoking worldwide condemnation and leaving one of the enduring images of the conflict.

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Back To Active Duty

He returned to active duty and was involved in policing the exclusion zone as part of the UN force; maintaining the fragile peace in Bosnia. He has served around the world from the Nevada Desert to the Middle East and Norway to the Falkland Islands.

John Nichol: Author

John is the best-selling author of 10 books including – Tornado Down; which describes his ordeal as a POW and five novels Point of Impact, Vanishing Point, Exclusion Zone, Stinger and Decisive Measures. His latest books are works of World War II oral history: The Last Escape; charts the harrowing, untold story of Allied POWs in the closing stages of the war. Tail-End Charlies which gives a unique insight into the final, controversial battles of the bomber campaign in WW2; and Home Run which recounts the amazing experiences of evaders behind the lines in occupied Europe.

Business Speaker

John is in demand to give motivational lectures and after-dinner speeches; and has worked with wide variety of businesses including British Telecom, Stockholm School Of Economics, Shell and Lloyds Bank.

John Nichol & The News

He has written for all of the UK national newspapers including; The Times, The Mail on Sunday and The Guardian and is a widely quoted commentator on military affairs. John Nichol has also been a consultant and presenter for; Newsnight, BBC News, CNN, World in Action, ITN, Sky News and Cutting Edge. He devised and presented 2 series of Survivors, interviewing news makers who have been through life changing experiences. John is a member of the The Royal British Legion all-party Gulf War Group; and a patron of the British Ex-service Wheelchair Sports Association. He is also a very poor golfer.

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