Gary Weight is a Military Historian based in the UK.

With emphasis on the North-Western European Theatre of Operations during World War II, particularly Normandy, Gary works as an author, researcher, lecturer and battlefield guide.

Published works include Mettle and Pasture - The History of the Second Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment during World War II.


This book was a six year study of the Battalion throughout WWII and includes the part played in the retreat from Dunkirk in 1940, the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944, and the subsequent advance through France, Belgium and Holland, ending in Germany in May 1945.
Published by Helion, signed or un-signed copies of Mettle and Pasture are now available to order direct from this website.

Gary is available for lectures, battlefield guiding and research projects. Over the years he has contributed to various international media sources including television, radio, newspapers and magazines.

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Gary was born within the walls of the oldest hospital in England, St Bartholomew's London - in itself simmering with a strong sense of bygone times...this must surely have been an omen!

History forged a fascination and a passion, which has ultimately led to a career within the parameters of Military History. Having also established a Battlefield Touring business Gary has since conducted over 1500 tours of the Normandy region where he specializes in the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy in 1944 during World War Two.

Writing evolved both as an extension and a natural progression. Coupled with a thoroughly inquisitive nature to uncover the truth, detail and the personalities present on the battlefields, Gary has, on more than one occasion, been called a true ‘Battlefield Detective’.

Research work for further publication is well under way and with an inexhaustible appetite for his work, his hobby and his passion, more is sure to follow.

Gary J. Weight lives in Lincolnshire (Bomber County), England.