|Allegiance United Kingdom|
Education Rugby School
Years of service 1984 –
|Name Tim Radford|
Service/branch British Army
Role Commanding officer
|Commands held 19th Light BrigadeForce Troops Command|
Battles/wars The TroublesIraq WarAfghanistan War
Awards Distinguished Service Order, Order of the British Empire
Battles and wars The Troubles, Iraq War, War in Afghanistan
Lieutenant General Timothy Buchan Radford, (born 23 February 1963) is a British Army officer who serves as Commander Allied Rapid Reaction Corps and has served as Deputy Commander Resolute Support Mission.
Educated at Methodist College Belfast, Rugby School, Durham University (BA, Politics) and King's College London (MA, War Studies), Radford was commissioned into The Light Infantry in 1985. He spent four years in command appointments before joining the School of Infantry as an instructor in 1989. He attended Staff College, Camberley in 1995. On promotion to colonel in 2005 he became Assistant Director of Counter Terrorism and United Kingdom Operations at the Ministry of Defence. He went on to command 19 Light Brigade in 2008, during which he deployed as Commander of Task Force Helmand between April and October of that year and led the major offensive Operation Panther's Claw in Summer 2009.
He became Head of Overseas Operations in the Ministry of Defence in January 2010. In 2011 he attended the US Army Defense Strategic Leadership Programme and the Combined Joint Force Land Component Course. On promotion to major general in November 2011 he became Chief of Staff of the ISAF Joint Command in Kabul, Afghanistan and then became General Officer Force Troops Command in February 2013. In this capacity he oversaw the operation to provide medical assistance for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in Autumn 2014. On promotion to lieutenant general in July 2015 he was selected as Deputy Commander Resolute Support Mission. Radford was appointed as Commander Allied Rapid Reaction Corps on 25 July 2016.
Honours and decorations
He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in April 1994, and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2007 New Year Honours. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in March 2010. Radford was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2016 Birthday Honours.