John wrote his first book "Oh Mother, it's a Lovely Place" in 2009. A history of RAF Millom and their mountain rescue achievements, and in doing so preserved the story at that airfield and the wonderful men and women who served there for posterity. Since then, a second book 'Wings Over Sands' a history of RAF Cark No1 S.P.T.U and RAF Grange-over-Sands No.1 E.O.T.S. has been published and become a local best-seller. Book number 3, a history of RAF Walney 10 A.G.S., was launched to great reception at the end of February 2014... In Summer 2014 it was shortlisted at the Lakeland Book of the Year Awards.