Had a call from an old contact today, pointing out that I'm billed as "the late James Marchington" on this account of the development of the Parry survival knife.
Much as I admire Mel Parry and his long association with 'The Regiment', it's misleading in a couple of ways. First, to the best of my knowledge I'm not dead yet. And second, the knife was developed largely by Steve Collins of PS5, although I don't doubt Mel had some input at the time.
Still, I'm flattered by all the nice things he says about my book, and it is a good looking knife. At the time I wrote the book there was no production model available for testing or photography so we illustrated it with Steve's drawings.