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During 15 years’ service in the Royal Air Force John Nichol flew Tornadoes in both the Air Defence and Ground Attack roles. On active duty during the first Gulf war in 1991 he was shot down on the first low-level, daylight raid of the conflict. Captured and tortured, he was paraded on television provoking worldwide condemnation and leaving one of the enduring images of that war.

John has written for all of the UK national newspapers including The Times, the Mail on Sunday and the Guardian and is a widely quoted commentator on military affairs. John is the author of 16 books including the Sunday Times best-seller Tornado Down which describes his ordeal as a prisoner-of-war during the first Gulf war in Iraq in 1991. John is the author of 16 books including the Sunday Times best-seller Tornado Down which describes his ordeal as a prisoner-of-war during the first Gulf war in Iraq in 1991.