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Peter Hore

Captain Peter Hore RN rtd

Peter Hore served in Royal Navy 1962-2001, spent ten years in the film and television industry and is now a full-time journalist and author.   When not on the Camino in Spain, he lives in West Sussex.

Peter won the Harwood prize for modern languages at Dartmouth in 1965, and a gold medal in the Tall Ships race to Oslo in 1980. Highlights of his naval career include service on the staff of a seagoing admiral, and service in HM Ships Arethusa, Jupiter and Galatea; also exchange service in the USN and duty in NATO’s Standing Naval Force Atlantic. He was Joint Logistics Commander on Ascension Island during the 1982 Falklands War, spent two years in Hong Kong, and was Head of Defence Studies during the British government’s Strategic Defence Review (1997-2000).

In 2000-2009 he was CEO of the Cinema and TV Benevolent Fund, and host of the annual Royal Film Performance.

He has written numerous reviews, articles and a dozen books including the award-winning Sydney, Cipher and Search (2009), an account of his ten-year search - through archives and interviews with survivors, and the breaking of a German wartime code - for the fate of HMAS Sydney who was lost in 1941.

Peter is an obituarist for the Daily Telegraph, a member of the Royal Swedish Society of Nautical Sciences, a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a fellow of the Society for Nautical Research.

Peter is the author of HMS Pickle, the Swiftest Ship at the Battle of Trafalgar, and editor of Nelson’s Band of Brothers and the annual Trafalgar Chronicle which is the leading source of knowledge about the sailing navies in the age of Nelson.

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