Andrew Richards served 22 years with the Household Cavalry. During his last years of service, he graduated from the Open University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Humanities with History and Classical Studies. Since retiring from the Army, he has written both fiction and non-fiction titles. His first non-fiction book, The Flag, was published by Casemate in 2016.
The book is an attractive addition to the mass of literature about the First World War and about the tasks and frequent heroism of the chaplains. --Church Times This is a well-researched book...The style of writing brings home something of what it was to be an army chaplain amid the battles in France and Flanders. --Methodist Recorder We have waited nearly a century for Reverend David Railton's story, and this book does this humble and decent man a great service. It is an extraordinary story. --Guards Magazine Richards does a remarkable job of bringing both parts of Railton's story to life, crafting moments where his post-war struggles to help soldiers are as emotionally engaging as his efforts during battle... The Flag is a war story that understands the many, many costs of war and celebrates how the best of humanity cares for us during our worst times. --Seattle Book Review ...a worthwhile biography and one well worth reading. --The Long, Long Trail