We are a bit late on this news - because we have only just heard about it - but we have to offer a massive congratulations to David Fletcher, who was awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours. David will be a familiar name to readers of the New Vanguard series - having authored about a dozen New Vanguards over the life of the series. A friendly face whenever we make the trip down to the Tank Museum in Bovington (well worth a visit if you have never been) - David was awarded his MBE "for services to the history of armoured warfare".

David was quoted in his local paper as saying “Of course, I am hugely honoured by this award especially entering my 30th year of service at The Tank Museum. But in truth I have only been doing my job; a job which is in many respects a hobby.” You can read the full story here.

And why not check out the books that David has written for Osprey while you are at it?