About Geoff Simpson

Geoff Simpson is a writer, speaker and historian, particularly concerned with the study of the Royal Air Force in the Second World War.


He is the author of a number of books and booklets, has participated in television and radio programmes, written hundreds of articles, delivered many lectures and talks and guided tours of sites associated with the Battle of Britain.


Geoff has had a long association with the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, custodian of the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne, Kent. 


He was a trustee between 2000 and 2015, honorary public relations consultant from 1999 to 2008 and, in 2015, was appointed historical consultant, a post he continues to hold. Since 2001 he has edited 1940, the annual magazine of the National Memorial's support organisation, the Friends of the Few. He is currently preparing his 18th issue, to appear in 2018, the 25th anniversary of the opening of the memorial, as well as the 100th anniversary of the RAF.


He is a member of the Royal Historical Society, the RAF Historical Society and an honorary member of the Pen and Sword Club, for service media and Ministry of Defence information specialists. Between 2004 and 2009, Geoff served on the Council of the Society of Friends of the Imperial War Museum.


Public Lecture

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