Stephen Matthews was born in Guernsey in 1938 and, following the German invasion of the Channel Islands in 1940, he was illegally deported to Germany, with his father and mother, in late 1942 They were eventually liberated by Free French forces in 1945. He later joined the elite British Colonial Police Force in Northern Rhodesia and there received many awards and commendations, before starting afresh in the world of finance. Now eighty-two years old, he divides his time between France and China.
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