MARK HILLIER is a Chartered Surveyor who has a deep knowledge of the history of the RAF, with a particular focus on the Second World War. He is also a qualified pilot, having flown for more than twenty-eight years. Mark Currently flies a 1943 Boeing Stearman  from the former RAF Westhampnett, now Goodwood Aerodrome. He started by co-authoring two successful books on RAF Westhampnett related topics before heading out on his own and  writting the biography of  Joe Roddis who served as ground-crew for Wing Commander Bob Doe during the Battle of Britain. His next project was to write the biography of  Wing Commander Thomas Murray DSO DFC*. 

Mark has also written numerous articles for Britain at War Magazine and is a regular speaker on RAF Westhampnett and other aviation history matters. 

After completing his first book with Frontline called "A Fighter Command Station at War" he then went on to undertake a revised edition of Warbirds, a WW1 classic brought back to the fore with new additions, research etc. His next project was to help with the re-print of  Best Foot Forwards the story of Colin 'Hoppy' Hodgkinson which was featured in many national news papers including the daily mail and express as well as the sun and mirror.  Marks next two books for Frontline publishing  were on kit worn by fighter pilots in the Battle of Britain on both sides, the RAF one released in March 2018 and the Luftwaffe one due to be released in August 2018. Currently Mark is now working on RAF Tangmere in 100 items due to be released in March 2019 and a long term project on Wing Commander Brendan Finucane DSO,DFC **.

Mark also works closely with Martin Mace of Frontline, also a well published author, carrying out research for potential articles, projects and books with regards aviation. He also carries out research for a number of Militaria Dealers on aviation related memorabilia to add provenance or background to items of historical importance including research on aircrew log  books and medal groups. Mark has been an avid collector of aviation militaria for the past 20 years and has worked with a number of aviation museums giving guidance on uniforms and equipment.   



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