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 Lorna Almonds-Windmill

Lorna Almonds-Windmill is a former Regular Army Captain who later had a career in the voluntary sector before becoming a Whitehall civil servant. She served in the then DTI and HM Treasury and in the European Commission in Brussels. In 1991, she won the European Union of Women/IBM Award for European Woman of Achievement (Professional category). The holder of a BA with First Class Honours in Politics, Philosophy and History (PPH) from the University of London, she is the daughter of the subject of her two books about ‘Gentleman Jim’ Almonds, whose wartime story she told in ‘Gentleman Jim: the Wartime Story of a Founder of the SAS’ (Constable HB 2001, Robinson PB 2002, Pen & Sword PB 2011) followed by more active service and adventuring in the sequel, ‘Escaping The Ordinary: How a Founder of the SAS Blazed a Trail at the End of Empire’, published by Troubadour Publishing Ltd (e-book) on 18 January 2018. ‘A British Achilles: The Story of George, 2nd Earl Jellicoe was published by Pen & Sword, (HB 2005 and PB 2008).
Lorna Almonds-Windmill comes from a military and SAS family. Her brother became the Chief of Staff of the SAS.

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