About the Author
Trevor Henshaw was born in Melbourne, Australia. He attended Melbourne Grammar School and then studied at the University of Melbourne where he gained a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He has lived most of the last thirty-five years in north London, where, as a Chartered Architect, he has been a partner in Maslen Brennan Henshaw Partnership, and for some years now an associate with Chetwoods Architects.
The beginnings of his interest in World War One aviation can be traced exactly to the reading of Cecil Lewis’s Sagittarius Rising in 1982. From then on, his fascination grew, until in 1987 he began a detailed examination of the extant British records of the first air war. This study led to the first edition of The Sky Their Battlefield being published by Grub Street in 1995, to much critical acclaim. Now very significantly updated and expanded, this second revised edition of his book is the fruit of another nineteen years’ research and study.
As a noted air historian of the Great War he has contributed to a number of other books on World War One aircraft and their operations, including Cross and Cockade International publications on The RAF FE2B and the Sopwith Dolphin, as well as to the Royal Air Force Museum’s Centenary 2014 Exhibition Catalogue. He has been a regular speaker on WW1 aviation at seminars, and has appeared as an expert in television programs.
His other interests include the art and architecture of the European Middle Ages and Renaissance, being a Londoner, and music of Mozart (and JJ Cale!).