Adam Lunney is a Sydney-based military historian and author. He has had a life-long interest in military history and has read widely on the subject for more than 30 years. He holds a Master of Arts (Military History) from UNSW College at the Australian Defence Force Academy and is a member of the Spitfire Association (Australia). Adam has travelled to World War II battlefields from the Solomon Islands to Europe, including Normandy and Arnhem. Adam's last book, Ready to Strike: The Spitfires and Australians of 453 (RAAF) Squadron over Normandy (2018), was awarded a 'Highly Commended' honour by the Chief of the Air Force in the 2018 RAAF Heritage Awards, and was described as having 'great heritage value'.