James Illingworth

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James Illingworth
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1989–present
RankMajor General
Commands held657 Squadron AAC
British Forces Cyprus
AwardsOfficer of the Order of the British Empire

Major-General James Timothy Edward Illingworth OBE is a British Army officer. He currently serves as Commander of British Forces Cyprus.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Wellington College and the University of Leicester, Illingworth was commissioned in to the Army Air Corps in 1989.[1] He became commanding officer of 657 Squadron AAC in August 2001 and went on to be a staff officer in the Directorate of Joint Commitments at the Ministry of Defence in 2003, Deputy Commander, Joint Helicopter Command in December 2010 and senior military attaché at the British Defence Staff – US in Washington, D.C. in August 2013.[1] He then became Deputy Commander, 1st (United Kingdom) Division in August 2016 and Commander, British Forces Cyprus in February 2017.[2]

He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2008 New Year Honours.[3]


  1. ^ a b "James Illingworth". Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Ministry of Defence and Senior Tri-Service Appointments" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  3. ^ "No. 58929". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 2008. p. 5.
Military offices
Preceded by
Michael Wigston
Commander British Forces Cyprus
2017 –
Succeeded by