Board of Trustees

John Eaton MA (Cantab) F Inst D – Chairman

John EatonJohn Eaton was educated at Charterhouse and Cambridge University (Degree in Law), and started out as a Partner in his family firm, J Eaton & Co Solicitors, before becoming Senior Partner in 1985. He is now Consultant Partner in Lupton Fawcett, Leeds, (a firm he joined in 1988) specialising in Trust and Charity Law,.

John is a former winner of the Yorkshire “Private Client Lawyer of the Year” Award and is author of “Midland Guide to Inheritance and Investing Inherited Moneys” (Bloomsbury Publishing).

John is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Member of the Law Society, a Trustee of various private Charitable Trusts and former Chairman of Bradford Businessmens Association, a local Civic Trust, and the Boards of two Company Pension Funds. He is a regular contributor to Radio 4 “You & Yours” on legal and financial matters.

John Eaton became a Trustee of the Arms & Armour Heritage Trust in 2010 and has been Chairman since 2014.

Frank Baldwin MBA

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Frank Baldwin is a retired Major in the Royal Artillery (1979-1989), a Member of the British Commission for Military History, a Council Member for the Guild of Battlefield Guides, Adviser to Liberation Route Europe and past Chairman of the Battlefields Trust. He is Founder of British Battlefields (to provide a commercial service to promote inbound and domestic battlefield tourism).

Frank Baldwin became a Trustee of the Arms & Armour Heritage Trust in 2011

Graeme Rimer FSA

Graeme RimerGraeme Rimer joined the curatorial staff of the Armouries of the Tower of London in 1975 and held a series of senior positions within the museum until his retirement as its Academic Director in 2012.

Graeme is now a consultant on arms and armour but remains associated with the Royal Armouries as one of its Curators Emeritus. He is the editor of its twice-yearly journal, Arms & Armour.

Graeme Rimer became a Trustee of the Arms & Armour Heritage Trust in 2014.

Dr Sinclair Rogers JP Lic. Port BA PhD FRSH

Sinclair Rogers1Sinlair Rogers was a Professor of Linguistics and later Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools. He was Chairman of the Agincourt 600 Committee that planned the events to commemorate the 600th anniversary of Agincourt in 2015.

Sinclair Rogers became a Trustee of the Arms & Armour Heritage Trust in 2014.

Andrew Wallis MBE OL DL

Andrew WallisAndrew Wallis has been Curator of The Guards Museum since 2005 after a 30 years in investment banking with Deutsche Bank. Andrew has been a Member of the Honourable Artillery Company since 1973 and currently commands the Lord Mayor’s ceremonial bodyguard, the Company of Pikemen and Musketeers.

He is a trustee of Veteran’s Aid, a tri-service military charity that helps homeless ex-servicemen and founded the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden.

Mr Wallis was invested with an MBE in January 2015 and appointed as an Officer of the Belgian Order of Leopold (OL) in July 2015. He has recently been appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Bedfordshire (DL).

Andrew Wallis became a Trustee of the Arms & Armour Heritage Trust in 2014.

Martin Knight B.Sc. (Hon) Biological Sciences

Martin KnightMartin Knight is now retired after a career in IT senior management (Broadband Service Systems). He has been involved in the long term study of Swords and Armour, initially Napoleonic followed by Medieval especially late 14th and 15th centuries.

Martin has given presentations to the public at the Wallace Collection (Napoleonic Sabres), to The Agincourt 600 events at the University of Southampton (Arms of 100 Years War), to the Battlefields Trust (Arms and Armour of the Cousins War). He a keen photographer of the above, of military funerary monuments, of medieval art, castles, renaissance cities etc. Tuscany, Sicily, Bavaria, Normandy etc.

Martin Knight became a Trustee of the Arms & Armour Heritage Trust in 2017