Peter G. Cooksley has served both on the executive committees of The Croydon Airport Society and of Cross and Cockade International, being also an associate of the Royal Historical Society and has formerly co-operated with such aviation notables as Bruce Robertson and occasionally J.M. Bruce and John Taylor. His books have almost exclusively concentrated on aviation - all this beginning from writing for model and historical aviation magazines from the age of fifteen. He has also occasionally acted as a film consultant. Peter Cooksley is an experienced horseman, a keen photographer and artist, and has a deep interest in the history of Surrey, where he lives.