Timothy Jenner

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Sir Timothy Jenner
Born (1945-12-31) 31 December 1945 (age 73)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Years of service 1967–2001
Rank Air Marshal
Commands held No. 33 Squadron
RAF Shawbury
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Air Marshal Sir Timothy Ivo Jenner KCB, FRAeS, RAF (born 31 December 1945), is a retired senior Royal Air Force commander who since retirement has worked for Serco.

RAF career

Educated at Maidstone Grammar School, Jenner joined the Royal Air Force in 1964 (commissioned 1967[1]). He trained as a Westland Wessex (Sikorsky H-34) helicopter pilot in 1968 and on 15 August 1969 he became the first pilot to land a Wessex helicopter in Northern Ireland at the start of The Troubles. From 1976 he flew Pumas.[2] He became Officer Commanding No. 33 Squadron in 1982, Military Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Commitments) in 1985 and Military Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Programmes and Personnel) in 1986.[2]

He went on to be Station Commander of RAF Shawbury in 1987, Deputy Director of Air Force Plans in 1990 and Director of Defence Programmes in 1992.[2] After that he was appointed Air Officer Plans at Headquarters RAF Strike Command in 1993, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Costs Review) in 1993 and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff in 1996.[2] His final appointments were as Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Strike Command in 1998 and as Commander of the Combined Air Operations Centre in 2000 before he retired in 2001.[2]

He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the Birthday Honours 2000.[3]

In retirement he became Chairman of Serco Defence & Aerospace.[4] He is Chairman of Hellidon Parish Council in Northamptonshire.[5]


In 1968 he married Susan Stokes: they have two daughters.


  1. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 44365. p. 7889. 18 July 1967. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Timothy Jenner at Debrett's People of Today
  3. Birthday Honours BBC, June 2000
  4. Birthdays The Times, 31 December 2007
  5. Parish Councils Daventry District Council
Military offices
Preceded by
P T Squire
Assistant Chief of the Air Staff
Succeeded by
Sir Jock Stirrup
Preceded by
G A Robertson
Deputy Commander-in-Chief Strike Command
Succeeded by
Sir Jock Stirrup