OBs in the Military Major Tim J Symonds BA (Hons) RLC (1987-92, NC)

Commissioned into the Royal Logistic Corps from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in 1999. After completing the All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection (P-Company) and the Basic Military Parachute Course he served in Macedonia in 2001 as a Troop Commander on Op BESSEMER with 16 Air Assault Brigade. Embracing the diversity of his Corps he attended the Officer’s Long Port and Maritime Course in 2003 before deploying as the Operations Officer of the Port Task Group to Umm Qasr in Iraq on Operation TELIC.

Following promotion to Major in 2006 and the Intermediate Command and Staff Course at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom in Shrivenham, he returned to 16 Air Assault Brigade as a Staff Officer. This included a deployment to Afghanistan in 2008 on Operation HERRICK, where he formed part of the planning team tasked with the overland movement of the giant turbines as part of the Kajaki Dam project.

He assumed command of 43 Close Support Squadron in 2009 and is currently deployed in Helmand leading Combat Logistic patrols to ground holding battle groups throughout the complex terrain of Lashkar-Gah, Nad-e-Ali and Babaji.

Tim has two daughters (Poppy aged 3 and Molly aged 2). His wife Georgina is also a serving member of the Royal Logistic Corps. He enjoys most sports, but errs towards those with an emphasis on adrenaline such as skydiving and snowboarding.


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