Simon Doughty

Simon Doughty was commissioned into The Life Guards in 1976, retiring from the Army in 2009 in the rank of colonel. He is a graduate of the Army Staff College, Camberley, and undertook a Defence Fellowship at Kings College, London, gaining an MA in War Studies in 1997.

He now edits The Guards Magazine and is a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

He has collaborated with the photographer James Kerr on two photographic and textural studies of the First World War landscape: Silent Landscape – Western Front (2016, reprinted 2018), and Silent Landscape – Gallipoli (2018), published by Helion Books.

Simon’s book on The Guards Regiments during The First World War, The Guards Came Through, was published by Third Millennium (an imprint of Profile Books Ltd) in 2016.

Simon’s current project is a biography of Field Marshal The Earl of Cavan, who commanded the Guards Division during the First World War and was the Chief of the Imperial General Staff in the 1920s.