Lieutenant Colonel Nick Floyd has over 30 years’ regular service with the Royal Australian Artillery in gun regiments, instructional institutions, Army and Defence Headquarters, and has served on warlike operations in Iraq (2005, 2017) and Afghanistan (2010). As a Director of the Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company, he convened the Firepower: Lessons from the Great War Seminar Series. He has postgraduate degrees in History and in Defence Studies, and was the Army Contributing Historian to Australia’s Official History Project in 2018-19. He is also a published author for Clash of the Gods of War.
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