Dr Duncan Redford is the Senior Research Fellow, Modern Naval History at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, and the Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Modern Naval History at the University of Portsmouth. Between 2008 and 2011 he was the Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the Centre for Maritime Historical Studies, University of Exeter, where his research looked at the relationship between the Royal Navy and British National Identity, 1870-1980. His doctoral research was awarded the Laughton Naval history Scholarship by King's College London (2002-6). He is currently the general editor of a 14 volume series examining the history of the Royal Navy which will be launched at Easter 2014.
A former Royal Navy officer, Duncan joined the Navy in 1991 as a Warfare Officer, carrying out his initial training at Britannia Royal Naval College, HMS Broadsword and HMS Boxer, before being selected to do a BA (Hons) in Maritime Defence, Management and Technology at the Royal Naval Engineering College, Manadon. A volunteer for service in submarines, Duncan served on T class hunter-killer submarines at the Second Submarine Squadron, Devonport, and was the Navigating Officer of HMS Tireless and then HMS Turbulent. He left the Royal Navy in 2001.
Modern Era Naval Non Fiction
|The Submarine||A Cultural History from the Great War to Nuclear Combat|
|Maritime History and Identity||The Sea and Culture in the Modern World|
|The Royal Navy||A History Since 1900|
|A History of the Royal Navy||World War II|