About Garry Campion
Garry's interest in the Battle of Britain began as a child on a front-line RAF base in Germany during the Cold War. A lifelong enthusiasm, Garry has since published two academic books with Palgrave Macmillan on aspects of the Battle, and a third is currently being written. He has presented conference papers on his research, reviews books for academic journals, and provides comment on proposed books and articles.
During the 75th anniversary year of the Battle of Britain, Garry gave the afternoon keynote presentation at the RAF Museum’s ‘A Necessary Victory?’ conference in September 2015. An excellent range of papers confirmed a continuing fascination with the Battle, the programme can be found here.
Dr Garry Campion studied at Nottingham and Leicester Universities, was a university lecturer for almost nineteen years, including course leadership, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). Garry is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), and a member of the British Commission for Military History. His professional background is in architectural history and conservation. He works as a Senior Conservation Officer for South Northamptonshire and Cherwell District Councils and is the lead Conservation Officer for former RAF Bicester, recognised as a significant inter-war airfield designed according to Trenchardian principles of layout.
The Battle of Britain, 1945-1965, is available in paperback. Garry is currently working on a commissioned third volume for Palgrave Macmillan, which continues the cultural representation and history of the Battle of Britain from 1965 to 2020. This will be published in 2019 to mark the Battle's 80th anniversary (see separate webpage on this website).
Garry's Linked-in site is available at: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-garry-campion/