I’m William Hawke, although I’m known as Biff Hawke by family and friends in
Canada. I’m the Managing Editor of Diplomatist Magazine. Welcome to my personal
page. Some may wish to call this my Vanity Page, and I suppose they’d be
On the right there’s a link to one of our supplements and other links to a few
of my own articles and those of my offspring. One is a story written by my 20
year old grandson that he wrote while he was visiting India back in 2009.
Another is by my daughter – an infanteer in the Canadian Army – where she gives
her views on women in combat. There is also a link to a page titled ‘ONCE
UPON THE BRINE.’ The page under that link carries further links to a bunch
of stories about ‘Life at Sea and Ashore in the Canadian Navy during the Cold
War’. Some are my own and some have been contributed by other ex-Navy men.
And then under my photo, there is a link to a page that describes my book – MY
LIFE (After the Navy) IN A CONCH SHELL. The book takes the reader on my
life-journey from sailor in Canada to publisher in India. Some of my friends
back in Canada prompted me to write it. I released it in Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Canada in May 2005.
A little on my background: I was born in Canada and at the age of 18
enlisted in the (then) Royal Canadian Navy. I retired from the Canadian Forces
in 1988 as a senior Non-Commissioned Officer in the Anti-Submarine Warfare field
after 25 years of service.
After an 8-year stint in Canada's defence industry I ventured to India in search
of new horizons and within months, met and fell in love with Linda Brady. After
our marriage in 1996, I went back to Canada to tie up loose ends and returned to
India seven months later on a fulltime basis. I joined Linda in L.B. Associates
(Pvt) Ltd, the publishing house that she had established with the launch of
Diplomatist Magazine only a few short months earlier. I have lived in India
permanently ever since.
My main job with Diplomatist is to write articles and to give my approval to
articles written by our other editors and guest writers. English being my mother
tongue, and not necessarily that of some of the people that write for us, I
often give a final touch – grammar wise – to articles of others. We have
received accolades from Delhi-based Ambassadors on the correctness of the
English grammar in Diplomatist and other publications of the firm.
I now encourage you to make good use of your visit to our website. Contact me
with questions if you wish.
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