Gordon Blair was born and brought up in Crieff, Perthshire during the post war era. He left school and joined the RAF at the tender age of fifteen and served eleven years in several parts of the empire. Since leaving the RAF he has had an interesting and successful career in operations management for several major companies involved in the offshore oil and gas business. He was involved in the very early stages of the emerging North Sea producing arena of the early 1970’s and subsequently in various parts of the world and the UK.
Gordon has only recently had the time to discover his literary talent and has burst onto the book scene with his first novel "The Boys of Ballykelly" which is a hilarious account of the three years he spent servicing Shackletons at RAF Ballykelly in Northern Ireland. The work reflects the shenanigans and the humour which prevailed during that time among the aircraft servicing ground crew, at the home base and the many overseas detachments undertaken from there. His writing exposes his desire to find the comical aspects in every given situation and paint a vivid scene for the reader.