Colonel Dick as Lieutenant Colonel Richard Francis Strawbridge know is seen on various television programs as an engineering and environmental expert.
He was born in Burma as the third of seven children but grew up in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Strawbridge went to Sandhurst after he had gone to Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College.
He was commissioned into the British Army in 1979 and retired in 2001 after reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Strawbridge has appeared on shows such as Coast, Planet Mechanics, The Hungry Sailors, and Saturday Farm.
He has an Honorary Doctor of Science from Plymouth University.
Strawbridge has been married twice to Birgit A. Weiner with whom he has two children and is currently married to Angela Newman with who he also has two children.
Dick Strawbridge Parents: George Strawbridge, Jennifer Strawbridge
George Strawbridge and Jennifer Strawbridge are the parents of Dick Strawbridge.
George and Jennifer had seven children including Dick Strawbridge.
His father George was an oil industry worker who worked predominantly in the Middle East and the Far East.
Jennifer was a homemaker.