Colonel John Hickman, MA, FRCVS, Hon.FWCF, was Emeritus Reader in Animal Surgery of the University of Cambridge. He served in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps from 1936 to 1947 and was Honorary Colonel Commandant from 1970 to 1979. He was the founder president of the British Equine Veterinary Asociation and the first editor of the Equine Veterinary Journal. He wrote Veterinary Othopaedics, was co-author of An Atlas of Veterinary Surgery and edited Horse Management and Equine Surgery and Medicine. Colonel Hickman died in 2000. Martin Humphrey, BVMS, MRCVS, Dip., WCF, qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Glasgow University in 1979. He worked in general and equine practice, developing a special interest in lameness. In 1983 he achieved the farriery qualification of Dip.WCF by examination. He was awarded a British Equine Veterinary Association Trust travel scholarship to study farriery in North America.