Hi all, this is my first time on this forum and I am here with a single specific query. I am keen to acquire any factual information regarding the meteorological status of John Henry Willis from Norwich - author of a book called Weatherwise, published 1944. I note that he has been mentioned previously on this forum. While I have gathered some interesting biographical data, I have made very little inroad into his meteorological status. Certainly, his weatherwise book and some other similar writings are of a very florid almost poetic style which begs the question: was he a recognised professional meteorlogist employed in this capacity for some authority/body or was he essentially a "gentleman scientist" of no qualifications who undertook his meteorological investigations solely as a personal pursuit? I must put my own hands up here now and also state that my real interest in Mr. Willis does not lie in his meteorological work but rather in his designer/inventor status of the "Willis World Clock", a no-hands revolving disc clock that allows the observer to recognise the time anywhere across the globe. Essentially Willis would have designed the clock face while a standard clock movement was placed behind it to turn the disc. But to understand J.W. Willis, I keep coming back to his meteorological status as this is where his published writings lie. Any help would be most welcome.