Peter Dye is a graduate of Imperial College and Birmingham University. He served in the Royal Air Force for over 35 years and was awarded the OBE for his work during the First Gulf War, retiring as an Air Vice-Marshal. He was Director General of the Royal Air Force Museum from 2008-2014. He has been an Honorary Research Fellow at Birmingham University, a Visiting Lecturer at Wolverhampton University, and a Verville Fellow at the National Air & Space Museum, Washington, D.C. Dye lives in Weymouth, England.

Books by Peter Dye