Tim Evans (British Army officer)

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Timothy Evans
Born (1962-09-21) 21 September 1962 (age 54)
Iserlohn, Germany
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1982 – present
Rank Lieutenant General
Service number 511527
Commands held Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
19th Light Brigade
1st Battalion the Light Infantry
Battles/wars Gulf War
Iraq War
War in Afghanistan
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches

Lieutenant General Timothy Paul Evans, CB, CBE, DSO (born 21 September 1962) is a British Army officer who served as Commander of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps.

Military career[edit]

From 5 September 1980, while studying at university, Evans was a second lieutenant (on probation) (University Cadetship).[1] His commission was terminated on 16 October 1981.[2] On 7 August 1982, upon graduation from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he was commissioned into the Light Infantry as a second lieutenant.[3][4] He was promoted to lieutenant on 7 August 1984,[5] and to captain on 7 August 1988.[6]

He passed Special Forces Selection in 1990. He served as a troop commander in 22 Special Air Service Regiment.[7] He attended the Army Command and Staff College and was promoted to major on 30 September 1994.[8]

Evans was promoted to lieutenant colonel on 30 June 2000 with seniority from that date,[9] and posted to the newly opened Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre.[7] He was appointed Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion the Light Infantry in July 2001,[7] after which he became Chief of Staff at Headquarters 3rd (UK) Division which was deployed to Southern Iraq.[4] He was promoted to colonel on 30 June 2004 with seniority from 30 June 2004,[10] and to brigadier on 31 December 2005 with seniority from 30 June 2005.[11] He was then made Commander of 19th Light Brigade, which was deployed to Iraq in 2006.[4] He became Chief of Joint Force Operations at Permanent Joint Headquarters Northwood in 2008.[4] On 30 September 2009, he was promoted to major general and appointed Chief of Staff of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC).[12] The ARRC was deployed to Afghanistan in January 2011 with Evans taking over as Chief of Staff at ISAF Joint Command.[13] On 20 April 2012,[14] he was appointed Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.[15]

Evans took over as Commander of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps in August 2013.[16] Evans handed over his command on 25 July 2016 to Lieutenant General Tim Radford.[17]

Honours and decorations[edit]

On 29 June 1991, the then Captain Evans was Mentioned in Despatches "in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Gulf".[18]

He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2001 Birthday Honours[19] and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) on 28 September 2012, "in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2011 to 31 March 2012".[20] He was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2016 New Year Honours.[21]

On 9 January 2006, he was appointed to the honorary position of Deputy Colonel of The Light Infantry.[22] He relinquished the appointment on 1 February 2007.[23] He was appointed Deputy Colonel of The Rifles on 1 April 2008.[24]

Order of the Bath (ribbon).svg Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) 2016 New Year Honours[21]
Order of the British Empire (Military) Ribbon.png Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) 28 September 2012[20]
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) 16 June 2001[19]
Dso-ribbon.png Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) 7 March 2008[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 48386. p. 16712. 1 December 1980. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 48796. p. 14592. 16 November 1981. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 49142. pp. 13579–13580. 18 October 1982. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  4. ^ a b c d NATO
  5. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 49897. p. 13952. 15 October 1984. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 51447. p. 9526. 22 August 1988. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  7. ^ a b c "Our Trustees – Major General Tim Evans DSO MBE". The Sandhurst Foundation. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  8. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 53807. pp. 13865–13867. 3 October 1994. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 55901. p. 7244. 4 July 2000. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  10. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 57351. p. 8719. 13 July 2004. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  11. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 57862. p. 5. 3 January 2006. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  12. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 59237. p. 19391. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  13. ^ ISAF plans for Afghanistan on course and unchanged Ministry of Defence, 10 June 2011
  14. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60125. p. 7956. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  15. ^ Defence Viewpoints
  16. ^ "Ups and outs July 2013". Defence Viewpoints. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  17. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 61656. p. 16081. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  18. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 54763. p. 5628. 13 May 1997. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  19. ^ a b The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 56237. p. 6. 16 June 2001. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  20. ^ a b The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60283. p. 18623. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  21. ^ a b The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 61450. p. N3. 30 December 2015.
  22. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 57869. p. 290. 10 January 2006. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  23. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58284. p. 4439. 27 March 2007. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  24. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58690. p. 6866. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  25. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58633. p. 3615. 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
Military offices
Preceded by
Patrick Marriott
Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Stuart Skeates
Preceded by
Sir James Bucknall
Commander Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
2013 –
Succeeded by
Tim Radford