Having written about the global activities of the Royal Navy for more than 20 years, WARSHIPS IFR Editor Iain Ballantyne has spent time in most types of warship, from nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers, to destroyers and frigates. He has sailed in minefields off war-torn Kuwait, witnessed embargo enforcement in the Adriatic and counter-terrorism sweeps in the Mediterranean.
He won an award for his action-packed depiction of the pursuit and destruction of Hitler’s flagship, as recounted in ‘Killing the Bismarck’, which was followed by ‘Hunter Killers’. Iain’s latest book is ‘Bismarck: 24 Hours to Doom‘.
Cem Devrim Yaylalı was born in Paris and raised in Istanbul, where he currently lives. He has a degree in economics, from University of Istanbul. His interest in naval issues began by taking photos of warships visiting Istanbul. His first photos were published in Jane’s Fighting Ships in 1991. Since then his photos and articles have been published in various naval publications both Turkish and foreign such as Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri Dergisi, Seaforth World Naval Review, Combat Fleets of the World.