Tim Radford was educated at Rugby School, Durham University and King’s College London. He commissioned into the Light Infantry in 1985.
He has commanded extensively on operations in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan, including as Commander Task Force Helmand in 2009 while in command of 19 Light Brigade. He was the first GOC Force Troops Command and on promotion to Lieutenant General in July 2015 served as the Deputy Commander Op RESOLUTE SUPPORT in Afghanistan until April 2016. He assumed command of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps in July 2016.
At staff he has served in the MOD most recently as Assistant Director Special Forces and as Brigadier, Head of Overseas Operations. Latterly he served as the COS of ISAF Joint Command in Kabul and also, briefly, as COS Land Forces.
Courses attended include: Staff College at Camberley; the Higher Command and Staff Course; the US Army Defence Strategic Leadership Programme and Combined Joint Force Land Component Course; the NATO General Flag Officers’ and Ambassadors’ Course; and the UK, NATO and US Pinnacle Courses.
He is Regimental Colonel of the Special Reconnaissance Regiment , Assistant Colonel Commandant of The Rifles, President of Army Tennis, the Military Patron of Exercise ICE MAIDEN (British Army expedition in 2017 which aims to be the first all-female crossing of Antarctica) and is the Army’s Gender Champion.