Art Cockerill

Born and educated in England, Art Cockerill enlisted in the British Army in 1943. He was commissioned in the Corps of Royal Engineers and served in the Middle East, resigning his commission in 1951 to return to civilian life.

Opposed to the invasion of Suez in 1950, he emigrated to Canada, arriving in January 1957, since when he has combined an active career in engineering with journalism and writing. Trained in power engineering design and operation before becoming a consultant to the Canadian nuclear industry, he was for ten years a member of the National Technical Committee on nuclear quality assurance and helped in writing compliance standards for the industry; likewise the national standards of accreditation for the Canadian Council on Hospital Accreditation.

In the 1970s, he worked throughout the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean and Central America, installing equipment at the same time as writing for various international journals on political-economic themes and head of state interviews.

Art is a member of the Society of Army Historical Research and the Military History Society of Ireland. He has frequently contributed articles on military history to the Journal of the SAHR and The Irish Sword.

Books by Art Cockerill, published by AESOP Publications: