Born in Kenya, East Africa, of English parents in December 1930, Len lived there until 1989.
Even in a period of anti-Mau Mau Rebellion operations Len found sensitive and happy incidents among the hell of bloodshed and killing.
Africans dubbed him with the nickname Mpenda raha (he who enjoys a good time). Len insists that a shot-glass of humor helps the worries go down.
Len served with African troops. With them, Len matured in a way that enabled him to balance horror with humor.
Military Musings and More Military Musings epitomizes Len's ability to relate with sensitivity and understanding his army adventures. He pulls no punches in tales of deadly serious conflict, but he mitigates these with merrier moments. Remembering the Regiment relates, together with those of some of his Kenya Regiment comrades, further anti-Mau-Mau experiences.
Len now lives in Glenwood Springs, Colorado with his wife, Kaye and Shih-tzu, Bandit.