Sapper History


Martin Stoneham


is a military historian specialising in the work of

the Corps of Royal Engineers and its predecessor Corps.


He served in the Corps of Royal Engineers from 1963 until 1970.

His interest in military history was sparked by one of his GCE English

Literature examination texts: Winston Churchill: My Early Life.

On joining the Junior Leaders Regiment Royal Engineers

he was immersed in the history of the Corps.

On completion of his regular service engagement he joined the National Health Service

taking early retirement from a senior management position in 1995.

He then established his own business as a computer specialist working from his home.

He is now working solely on researching, writing and speaking about military history.


Martin is Chairman of the Friends of the Royal Engineers Museum and

on the committees of the Royal Engineers Museum

and the Royal Engineers Historical Society.


He is a member and Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Royal Engineers,
a member of various military history associations and the Cuneo Society.


Until recently he was a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply,
a Member of the Chartered Management Institute

and a Companion of the Institute of Healthcare Management.


Martin is a regular visitor to the Western Front and the Normandy beaches,

he has also visited almost all of the major Peninsular War battlefield sites.


He is actively involved with the Cuneo Society,

ABF: The Soldiers’ Charity and the Royal British Legion.


In addition to writing for journals he gives illustrated talks on

various topics details of which can be found on the next page.


For more information email or call 01474 853014.

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Based near Sevenoaks, Kent UK