Born in Scotland and educated in New Zealand, Gordon Arthur has pursued careers in both architecture and teaching. Now working as a freelance military/defence photojournalist, Arthur is currently based in the territory of Hong Kong.

He has been writing under the auspices of King Arthur's Writes for combat, defence and military publications since 2004. With well over 4,000 articles and books published to date, his focus is primarily on the Asia-Pacific region. Gordon Arthur travels extensively in the region to attend defence shows and observe military exercises.

Assignments have been completed in the countries of Australia, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, the United Arab Emirates and the USA. In the course of these visits, Gordon Arthur has amassed an impressive collection of photos of military equipment and personnel.