LISTEN NOW: Major General Tim Hyams CB OBE

In our latest podcast, hosted by Harry Bucknall, our Chief Executive, Tim Hyams, talks about the challenges facing the Army’s national charity and the changing nature of the British Army.

Tim says that, after retiring from the Army, joining our charity was the next logical step, to “give a little bit back to the people that really matter: the soldiers; and to continue to try to do my bit to look after them.”

Tim also talks about our charity’s plans to step up our engagement with the Army and the wider military ecosystem, to communicate the value of Army service and soldiering, and to explain what we do for those who need our help.

As he puts it: “the vast majority of those who serve in the Army leave well and are net contributors to society as a result of the values and skills that they have gained through their service. Our job is to pick up the relatively small number of people each year who need additional help and give them the support they need so they can also move forward with their lives with independence and dignity.”


Tim joined our charity in November 2021 after a distinguished 35-year Army career, during which he served on operations in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. As a Major General, he held appointments as General Officer Commanding the Army Recruitment and Training Division, Director Land Warfare, General Officer Scotland, and the Military Secretary.


Hosted by Harry Bucknall and featuring leading figures from across the British Army and beyond, our monthly General Talk podcast examines the changing role of the military in the modern world.

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