Having joined the Royal Naval Air Service in August 1915, Flight Sub-Lieutenant George Goodman Simpson received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 2362 on 29 January 1916.
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flt.-Lieut. George Goodman Simpson.
For gallantry and able leadership in aerial fighting, notably on the following occasions: —
On 3rd May, 1917, he drove down a hostile aeroplane out of control.
On llth May, 1917, while on offensive patrol with five other machines, he attacked six hostile aircraft. One of these he brought down out of control, and a few minutes later he attacked another at close range and brought it down in flames.
On 23rd May, 1917, he led a formation of five machines to attack at least twice that number of hostile aeroplanes. Both formations became split up, and a general fight ensued. Five times during the combat he drove off hostile aeroplanes from another of our machines, and one of those which he attacked was seen to go down in a spin.