Michael C. Heywood
Born in 1960, Mick has been married to Donna since 1983. They have 3 lovely children, Janine (21), Ryan (17), and Natalie (15).
Having served 25 years in the British Army, starting life as a Vehicle Mechanic in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers mostly in Germany, Mick has seen service in Northern Ireland, the first Gulf War, Bosnia, and Cyprus. He has been to Canada 8 times to the British Army Training Unit in Suffield – Alberta, Poland with Heavy Armour, and Denmark with the Harrier Support Squadron Royal Engineers making short runways.
During his service, Mick has had the honour to have served with many famous British Regiments such as The Life Guards, Blues and Royals, and Queens Royal Irish Hussars, to name a few.
After electing discharge from the Army in 2001, Mick and went into the rail industry as a fitter and have quickly worked my way up to Production Manager on a £4.8 million project overhauling Class 455 trains at Ashford in Kent.
Living 4 minutes away from the beach in Palm Bay, Margate Kent, Mick enjoys jogging, power boating, jet skiing etc. He owns an Aprilia RSV Mille 1000cc super bike which he enjoys thrashing about on, when he gets some spare time.
More of Mick’s writings are available for reading at www.forcespoetry.co.uk under Mick H