His next move was to London where he was selected for training in specialist Engineering Departments. He worked in Engineering Information, Designs and was then selected for a permanent post in P&ID - Planning and Installation Department. Geoffrey specialised in the installation of Type "D" recording equipment and supervised the one in the Royal Festival Hall at the time of the Festival of Britain in 1951.
Following his time with P&ID he joined the teaching staff at the Engineering Training Department at Wood Norton near Evesham in Worcestershire and after a period of general lecturing to various Technical Operator courses settled down to run the regular Studio Managers courses with John Borwick. This is where I first met Geoffrey in 1953.
The courses were a mixture of lectures in the morning and practical work in the afternoons. Geoffrey's contributions were excellent and the whole course proved most enjoyable.
In 1954 Geoffrey moved to Staff Training at 27 Marylebone Road and set up the basic six-week SM courses for new recruits as part of their initial six months probationary period. I joined him there as Assistant Instructor in 1955.
Geoffrey's next move was to Appointments where he undertook all the normal duties of vetting and issuing job advertisements, shortlisting and chairing selection boards. This was a particularly busy time with the big expansion in Television with the coming of BBC2. He held preliminary interviews at various universities mainly for SM trainee applicants and later chaired many of the final boards.
Following Appointments he joined Central Programme Operations, Radio as Organiser, Production Facilities with particular responsibility for staff involved in the booking of studios and recording facilities. Systems for computer scheduling were explored and special events such as the coverage of the broadcast of space flight programmes were set up.
On the retirement of Pip Porter he was appointed to the post of Assistant Head of Central Programme Operations (Studios) with Tim Eckersley as the other Assistant Head (Recordings). Brian George was Head of the Department.
When Brian George retired the two sections were established as separate Departments and Geoff became Head of Programme Operations (Radio), a post he held until retirement in 1980.
Geoffrey did a fine job during his years at the BBC and carried his department through various re-organisations always keeping the interests and ambitions of the staff to the fore. It was my pleasure to work with him over a period of many years.