In a twenty-six year career as a journalist, Iain Ballantyne has written on naval and military matters for publications as varied as The Naval Architect, Evening Herald (Plymouth) and FOCUS (now BBC FOCUS).
However, it was for his work over the past decade, as Editor of the global naval news magazine WARSHIPS International Fleet Review, that Iain received a Special Recognition Award from the British Maritime Charitable Foundation in late 2007.
An established author of naval history books, Iain has written various titles published by Pen & Sword, including HMS Rodney, HMS London, Strike from the Sea, HMS Victory and Killing the Bismarck.
Iain received a ‘Certificate of Merit’ from Countess Mountbatten of Burma, the President of the Maritime Foundation, at the Maritime Media Awards 2010. A distinguished panel of judges paid fulsome tribute to Iain’s book, their citation describing ‘Killing the Bismarck’ as ‘a book of intense drama, compiled with painstaking accuracy and vividly portrayed through the meticulous accumulation of first hand witness accounts.’
Iain is married with two young sons and lives in Plymouth.