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dick and dogThe third of seven children, Dick was born in Burma but raised and educated in Northern Ireland.

He attended Ballyclare High School before going to Welbeck College and then to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. In 1979 he was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2001. Dick served in Germany, England, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Northern Ireland.

dick diploma 1He has an honours degree in Electrical Engineering and received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Plymouth University, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 1993 Dick was awarded an MBE for distinguished service in Northern Ireland.

After leaving the army Dick had a successful career as a Programme Manager, and then trouble shooter, for a large multinational company before becoming a full time television presenter and author.