Steve joined the Canadian Forces in 1977 as an air force armourer. His initial trades training was taken at the Canadian
Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (Small Arms) and the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace and Ordnance
Engineering (Aircraft Weapons & Explosives). For twenty one years, he bounced around Europe, the US and various bases
across Canada, helping to curb Communism, eliminate petty dictatorships and scare away Luddites.
from the CDN Forces School of Aerospace and Ordnance Engineering (CFSAOE) in 1979, he was posted to Germany with 1 Canadian
Air Group Maintenance Squadron, working with the CF-104 Starfighter, explosives and small arms.
In 1983, he joined
434 Tactical Fighter Squadron (CF5 Freedom Fighter) in Quebec and was selected for EOD (Explosives Ordnance Disposal) training.
He remained with 434 Sqn until the squadron was closed in 1988. He traveled extensively in the 1980s and early 1990s, on temporary
duty at various stations around the world including the US, Norway and the Mediterranean.
In 1988, he was
posted to Canada's west coast with 407 (Maritime Patrol) Squadron - CP-140 Aurora, antisubmarine ops. He worked as NCO in
charge of Torpedo Electronics and later as an armament investigator in aircraft crash and safety investigations.
In 1992, as a result of his experiences with weapons and explosives, he was selected as an armament instructor and posted
to the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering. He taught there until his retirement in 1999.
Steve has authored a number of books about the 303 British, 7.62x51mm and 7.62x39mm cartridges. He has also written
about the Lee Enfield rifle, which was Canada's principle military arm for over forty years. His books are in use with police
agencies across North America.
His readers include the federal government, military brass and even a US Senator!
He has also published two fiction books and has been featured in or contributed to a number of publications including
the Lee Enfield Digest, the Black Powder Journal, British Enfield Rifles - No 4 and No 5 Rifles (North Cape Publications)
Handloader Magazine and Canadian Shooting Sports Assn magazine among others. You will also see his work around the Web at
places like www.6mmBR.com and www.thegunzone.com.
Since 2005, he has been teaching as a civilian armament instructor
at the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering. He has been happily married for 28 years to his wife
Tammy. Steve has three children and two grandkids!