Matthew Willis is a writer and historian of aviation and naval matters. He grew up near the Orwell estuary where the former presence of the naval base at Harwich and the Marine Aircraft Evaluation Establishment at Felixstowe sparked an lifelong interest in naval aviation. His first book on the Blackburn Skua and Roc WW2 naval dive bomber/fighter came out in 2007, a co-written book on the Junkers Ju87 'Stuka' the following year, and a book on the Sopwith Pup in 2015. A book on the Fairey Flycatcher, and one on the Fairey Barracuda are due to be published in 2016. He has written numerous feature and news articles for aviation publications including Aeroplane, Flypast and The Aviation Historian, and on naval history for the Naval Records Society and Quarterdeck.