David was born in Plymouth UK and travelled to many parts of Europe with his RAF father, mother and younger sister. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk as a boarder, before completing a commercial internship with the German automotive company, Bosch. He eventually joined the power tool division and was still in the same trade, though not with the same company, until his retirement.
David, Pam and their two children transferred to Australia with Bosch in 1973 and enjoyed spells in retail sales management, marketing and eventually business management. They have six grandsons. David was chairman of the Power Tool Association before retiring in 2007. He joined the RLCN in 2008 and became editor in July 2009.
He enjoys his 1950-60’s music collection, football (both Premier League and AFL) and reading well researched historical novels.