Portrait photograph of Charles Geoffrey Vickers
1/7 (Robin Hood) Battalion, Sherwood Foresters
Captain Charles Geoffrey Vickers, Sherwood Foresters was awarded the Victoria Cross on 14 October 1915 in the Hohenzollern Redoubt. Captain Vickers survived the First World War and went on to serve as a lawyer, administrator, writer and pioneering systems scientist.
During the Second World War, he served as Deputy Director General at the Ministry of Economic Warfare, in charge of economic intelligence and a member of the Joint Intelligence Committee.
He received a knighthood for his services 1946. Sir Geoffrey Vickers died in 1982.
The Sir Geoffrey Vickers Memorial Award has been presented by the International Society for the Systems Sciences every year since 1987 in his memory.