About the Author
Andrew Simpson trained as an architect and has an Honours Degree in History. He served in the Parachute Regiment in the late 1970s where he 'learnt to run', while his great grandfather on his mother's side was the oldest serving Royal Navy officer during the First World War and was awarded the OBE. A Friend of the RAF Association, he has been interested in aviation and the Second World War since an early age. His fascination with T.E. Lawrence led to his first book, Another Life: Lawrence after Arabia (2008), which formed a full length examination of Lawrence's life after the First World War and his time in the RAF. As a second book, Andrew set out to record his late father's experiences as an Australian Lancaster pilot in World War Two. As part of his research, he contacted over 300 veterans of Bomber Command and interviewed some 20 or so personally to find out more about their experiences. The sum of this, together with archive research, became 'Ops': Victory at All Costs, an examination of the bomber war and all that it was like to fly on operations.