After completing a degree at Oxford University, Tym joined the Army (The Parachute Regiment). During a career lasting 25 years he saw active service in Aden and Northern Ireland before being awarded the Mention in Dispatches for services in the Falklands Conflict. In addition, he served in various regimental and staff appointments including at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Ministry of Defence. After retiring from the Army in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he worked variously as a management consultant to British Rail on the approach to privatisation and as a Chief Executive in the charity sector. Since ceasing full-time work, he sat for over 20 years as a member of the Tax Tribunal; in addition he has acted as a Governor of Abingdon School and a Trustee of several charities including Falklands Conservation. He has visited the Falkland Islands with his wife on number of occasions and they have travelled widely around the islands. He has two daughters and four grandchildren. He took over the role of Honorary Secretary of the Association in January 2016.
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