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I am a retired postgraduate information scientist (similar to a librarian), living in Waterbeach. I am interested in aviation history, was the Curator of a small military heritage museum in the village (RAF Waterbeach 1941 to 1966, Royal Engineers 1966 to 2012) and have published a book on the subject.
Formerly I was the Manager of the World Data Centre for Glaciology in the University of Cambridge, UK. While working there I created a series of webpages on the 1996 eruption under the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland.
I also have a spare-time interest in the history of outdoor swimming venues - or Lidos - in the United Kingdom. I was first recruited to Wikipedia as an Expert editor on this subject (considered to be of value to Wikipedia because of their in-depth knowledge of a particular subject).
The photograph on the right is of a beautiful outdoor pool in Iceland, probably heated geothermally. Sadly I have not swum in this particular pool, though I did swim in another geothermal public pool near Reykjavík. Occasionally, in the summer, I swim in Lago di Bolsena while visiting Gradoli (VT), Italy. Up until 2012 my local lido was in Waterbeach Barracks.
I was born and brought up in London, and am therefore interested in London and London Transport articles.
See my comment - at the WikiProject Military History on 6 January 2013 (UTC). In addition I have edited out all references to 2nd and 5th Divisions, mostly in Brigade articles. External links in the following articles changed so far:
- 1st Mechanized Brigade (United Kingdom)
- 2 (National_Communications) Signal Brigade
- 2 (South East) Brigade
- 4th Mechanized Brigade (United Kingdom)
- 7th Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom)
- 12th Mechanized Brigade (United Kingdom)
- 15 (North East) Brigade
- 16 Air Assault Brigade
- 19th Light Brigade (United Kingdom)
- 20th Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom)
- 38 (Irish) Brigade
- 42 (North West) Brigade
- 43 (Wessex) Brigade
- 49 (East) Brigade
- 51 (Scottish) Brigade
- 101 Logistic Brigade
- 102 Logistic Brigade
- 104th Logistic Support Brigade (complete rewrite needed)
- 143 (West Midlands) Brigade
- 145 (South) Brigade
- 160 (Wales) Brigade or Brigâd 160 (Cymru)
- Brigade of Gurkhas
- 162 Movement Control Regiment (RLC)
- 32 (Scottish) Signal Regiment
- 38 Signal Regiment (V)
- 51st Highland Volunteers (7 SCOTS)
- British Gurkhas Nepal
- HQ British Forces Germany
- Coldstream Guards
- HQ London District
- Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers
- Royal Gurkha Rifles
- The Royal Regiment of Scotland
- Royal Welsh (regiment)
- Welsh Transport Regiment (V)
- Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming
- Defence School of Transport
- Infantry Training Centres: Catterick, Brecon & Warminster
- Land Information Assurance Group
- Queen's Gurkha Signals
- Royal Army Physical Training Corps
- Royal Military School of Music
Work in progress on Lidos (outdoor swimming pools) in the UK
If you would like to collaborate feel free to help with one of the tasks below and drop me a note on my talk page.
You may find this List of sources on lidos handy.
See also Books for a list of relevant books.
|To-do list for User:Lidos:|
Droitwich_Spa_Lido has article issues. Brief rewrite with new headings needed.
About this Wikipedia account
Though my Lido interests are quite specific, I have no other motives for setting up this account and I was made aware of the guidance of Wikipedia:Single-purpose account.
It should be noted that I have a personal friendship with Commons:User:Fæ.