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Marc Yates

Marc Yates

Marc was born and brought up in Jersey and from an early age became passionate about its history. His specialism is military history and he is an Accredited Member of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides.

His family has plenty of military background with a paternal grandfather and great-grandfather being career soldiers serving in the World Wars. His maternal grandfather served for four years on the Western Front, was granted a Commission from the ranks and awarded a Military Cross at Passchendaele.

Turning to the German Occupation of the Channel Island (1940-5), his maternal grandparents and mother remained in Jersey and experienced life as the occupied, whilst his paternal grandparents and father, having a military posting in Jersey before WW2, were evacuated with the military forces when the islands were de-militarised a matter of days before the Germans arrived in 1940, not to return for five years.