Tyrone R. Urch

Lieutenant-General Tyrone Richard Urch CBE (born 12 June 1965) is a British Army officer who served as General Officer Commanding Force Troops Command and is currently Commander Home Command.

Tyrone R Urch
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1984 –
Commands held1st Mechanised Brigade
Force Troops Command
Battles/warsIraq War
AwardsCommander of the Order of the British Empire

Military career

Educated at Warminster School, Welbeck College, Cranfield University (BEng) and King's College London (MA),[1] Urch was commissioned into the Royal Engineers on 4 June 1984.[2] In 2001, as officer commanding 20 Field Squadron, he led the construction of two schools, a new hangar at Price Barracks and a jungle research station in Belize.[3] He became Commanding Officer of 22 Engineer Regiment in 2004[4] and was deployed to Iraq later that year.[5] He went on to be Commander of 1st Mechanised Brigade December 2008, Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations at the Permanent Joint Headquarters in Northwood in December 2010[6] and Chief of Staff for Land Forces in October 2012.[7] After that he became General Officer Commanding Force Troops Command in February 2015;[8] he was promoted to lieutenant-general and became Commander Home Command in June 2018.[9]

Urch was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011 Birthday Honours.[10]


  1. ‘URCH, Maj. Gen. Tyrone Richard’, Who's Who 2016, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2016
  2. "No. 49754". The London Gazette. 4 June 1984. p. 7751.
  3. "Rumble in the jungle". New Civil Engineer. 24 May 2001. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  4. "First Soldiers move in" (PDF). Drumbeat. February 2005. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  5. "Operational honours list". Token Publishing. 18 March 2005. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  6. "Senior Tri-Service and Ministry of Defence Posts" (PDF). Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  7. "Too Many Generals...Not Enough For Them To Do?". Combat and Survival. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  8. "Army Commands" (PDF). Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  9. "No. 62321". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 June 2018. p. 10419.
  10. "No. 59808". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 2011. p. 5.
Military offices
Preceded by
Tim Radford
General Officer Commanding, Force Troops Command
Succeeded by
Thomas Copinger-Symes
Preceded by
James Bashall
Commander Home Command
Succeeded by


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