Anton Rippon

Anton Rippon is an award-winning British columnist, journalist, author, and publisher. He is the author of 30 books, including an autobiographical memoir A Derby Boy, published in 2007.

Anton Rippon was born in Derby during the Second World War. He has spent almost all his professional life in the newspaper and publishing industry. His work has appeared in a wide range of national newspapers and magazines, including The Times, Guardian, Independent, and Sunday Telegraph, and he has written radio documentaries for the BBC.

For 20 years until April 2019, he contributed two weekly columns to The Footballer magazine.

In 1982, he founded Breedon Books, the sports and history publisher, that he sold in 2003 to resume writing full-time.

In 1993, the Derby County Former Professional Players' Association elected him an honorary member.

His book Gunter Plüschow: Airman, Escaper, Explorer, was published by Pen & Sword in 2009. A collection of his columns from the Derby Telegraph — A Derby View — was published by Wharncliffe in October 2010.

His latest book, How Britain Kept Calm and Carried On, Tales from the Home Front, was published by Michael O'Mara Books in 2014.

In 2016 the University of Derby awarded him an honorary Master's degree for services to journalism.

In 2017 Rippon was named Columnist of the Year at the Midlands Media Awards.

Anton Rippon is a member of the Sports Journalists Association of Great Britain, the Football Writers’ Association, and the International Society of Olympic Historians.
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AA – Anti-Aircraft
AC2 – Aircraftsman 2nd Class
AFS – Auxiliary Fire Service
ARP – Air Raid Precautions
ATS – Auxiliary Territorial Service
CD – Civil Defence
CO – Commanding Officer
ENSA – Entertainments National Service Association
GCO – General Commanding Officer
HE – High Explosive (bomb)
JP – Justice of the Peace
KP – Kitchen Patrol
LDV – Local Defence Volunteers
MEF – Middle East Forces
MO – Medical Officer
MP – Military Policeman
NAAFI – Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes
NCO – Non-Commissioned Officer
NFS – National Fire Service
RAF – Royal Air Force
RAMC – Royal Army Medical Corps
RASC – Royal Army Service Corps
REME – Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
RNVR – Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
RSM – Regimental Sergeant Major
SAS – Special Air Service
USAAF – United States of America Air Force
UXB – Unexploded Bomb
VAD – Voluntary Aid Detachment
WAAF – Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
WRNS – Women’s Royal Naval Service
WVC – Women’s Voluntary Corps
WVS – Women’s Voluntary Service
YMCA – Young Men’s Christian Association

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