Richard Hollingdale is an academic historian. Prior to becoming a secondary school teacher, he worked for three years as a field archaeologist. His publishing career began in 2003-2004 with the publication of four articles for Toy Soldier & Model Figure Magazine. He has been publishing articles with The Armourer Magazine since 2009, specialising in the armies of the Eastern Bloc, and has had fifteen articles published to date. He has also written book reviews, auction reports, news pages and proofread submissions as Feature Editor for the Armourer Magazine and Classic Arms & Militaria Magazine. In 2010, his book 'Warsaw Pact Badges' was published by Crowood Books.