John Jordan is a former language teacher. He is the author of two major books on the Soviet Navy, and more recently co-authored French Battleships 1922-56 (Seaforth, 2009) with Robert Dumas. He has been associated with Warship from its earliest beginnings and took over the editorship full time in 2004. He lives in Gosport, UK.
I absolutely recommend this volume, from both the scale-model and historical perspectives. - IPMS/USA