About Geoff Simpson
Geoff is a seasoned journalist with the ability to get right to the heart of the matter. He specialises in Military History and Travel features and his work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines including:
• The Daily Telegraph
• Jersey Evening Post
• Cheshire Life
• Discover Your History
• The Dalesman
• RAF News
• RAF Official Annual Review 2016
• Britain at War
• Co-op News
• This England
• Family Tree
He is frequently invited to lecture on a number of subjects, though he specialises in military history, particularly the RAF in the Second World War. He has a deep knowledge of the Battle of Britain, the 70th anniversary of which occured in 2010. His research has entailed interviews and discussions with hundreds of allied airmen who risked their lives for their nation. Geoff's knowledge and passion enable him vividly to bring their stories to life.
Geoff is adept at holding the interest of all audiences, including military specialists, students and members of organisations such as Rotary, Probus and the Women's Institute. He leads battlefield tours to places associated with the Battle of Britain on behalf of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust and has often broadcast on the subject.
Geoff recently delivered a public lecture at the University of Derby, with the title, "Who Were The Few?".
The lecture can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPjeNI2mIhM