Nicholas Milton is a writer and freelance journalist specialising in the environment, nature conservation and the Second World War. He has written for the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Times and the Independent. His paternal grandfather Herbert Milton served with the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War and as a professional magician and member of the Magic Circle entertained the troops during the Second World War. His maternal grandfather Herbert Sweet fought with The Wiltshire Regiment in Palestine during the First World War and was an Air Raid Precautions warden during the Second World War.
During a 20 year career he has worked for a wide range of nature conservation charities including the RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts, The Ramblers and Greenpeace. He has also worked in international development for the charity Practical Action and was a trustee of the charity Emerge Poverty Free for 5 years. He currently works as Communications Manager for The Midcounties Co-operative.