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Richard Doherty

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James Richard Doherty (born 19 May 1948), often known as Richard Doherty, is a British army historian and creator from County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Doherty’s most up-to-date guide, British Armoured Divisions and their Commanders, 1939-1945, is printed by Pen and Sword Books.[4]

He was chosen High Sheriff of Londonderry City for 2020-21. [3]

Doherty’s father, J.J. Doherty, a local of County Tyrone and a British AA artillery gunner, served through the Second World War, as did 4 of Richard’s uncles. J.J. Doherty died of most cancers, a results of issues from wounds suffered through the warfare. His mom Anna Coyle, who additionally died of most cancers, got here from a nationalist background. His mother and father married at St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry. Richard Doherty was a Royal Ulster Constabulary reservist from 1972 to 1974 and in addition served within the Territorial Army. He resides in Prehen, County Londonderry.[2]

Educated at St. Columb’s College, he has written greater than twenty books about British and Irish army historical past starting from the Williamite wars by to the Second World War.[1]

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