Our Honorary Vice Presidents

Sir Tyrone Urch KBE

Sir Tyrone Urch KBE

Born in Malta in 1965, Tyrone was commissioned into the Royal Engineers and spent his early Army career supporting the Armed Forces in Germany, Northern Ireland, Nepal, Bosnia, Belize, Hong Kong and Iraq; he also qualified as BEng (Civil Engineering), MA (King’s College), CEng and FICE. 

In June 2018, he was promoted to Lieutenant General and appointed as the Commander Home Command and the Standing Joint Commander (United Kingdom).  This three year period saw him:

1) Appointed as SRO for the Army’s £1.5B recruiting programme which delivered consecutive years of 100% recruitment following very poor performance.

2) Led Defence’s contribution to the Government’s COVID-19 response for which he was Knighted and presented the APM’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

3) Was responsible for delivering all aspects of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.  Tyrone serves as Her Majesty’s Chief Royal Engineer / Chairman of the Sapper Trust which manages six separate charities valued at circa £35M and has been an Honorary Vice President at RedR UK since February 2017.

Tyrone is married and has two grown up children; his limited spare time is filled with family, working on their new small-holding, playing squash, and standing in ‘The Shed’ supporting Gloucester Rugby.