David Finlayson (MEd, BA, Dip Ed, & Grad Dip Ed) was born in Melbourne in 1964. He served in the Army Reserve with the 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment in the early 1980s. In 1983 joined the Department of Defence later resigning to join the Victorian Education Department in 1990. He currently teaches history at a northern metropolitan secondary college and is the Honorary Historian for the RAAC Officers Mess at the School of Armour. His family has had a long-standing relationship with the both RAAC and the Army Tank Museum. Since 2005 he has contributed to RAAC’s Journal Ironsides, and The Shrine of Remembrance’s Magazine Remembrance. In 2011 he coedited The AFV School - 70 years of Training Australian Armour and in 2012 published Green Fields Beyond, a biographical Honour Roll of Australian Light Horse and Armour from 1939.
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