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