Welcome to Major Mick Lynch who has taken over from Major Pat Ralph MM as both RHQ (NORTH) at Richmond and as the Chairman of the YRA.
Maj Mick Lynch enlisted into the Kings Division in 1988 and following a year at the Junior Infantry Battalion, Ouston, joined the 1st Battalion The Green Howards in 1989 as the Regiment celebrated its Tercentenary. Initially posted to Catterick he served in both MILAN and Recce platoons and completed operational tours of Northern Ireland before moving to Germany in the Armoured Infantry role. Whilst in Germany he completed numerous armoured exercises at BATUS and an operational tour of Bosnia before returning to the UK in 1996 on promotion to Sgt as a Schools Instructor at the AFV Gunnery School.
In 1998 he transferred to the Small Arms School Corps and completed further tours with the Northern Ireland Training Regiment, Infantry Trials and Development Unit, Training Advisory Group (United Kingdom) and as the Corps RSM within HQ SASC. Whilst serving with the SASC he also completed operational tours of both Iraq and Afghanistan.
On commissioning in 2010 he was appointed as the Training Officer at the Army Training Regiment Bassingbourn; this was followed by a tour as SO3 J7 within HQ JFSp(A) during Op HERRICK 16. On return he took up the appointment of Training Officer at the Reinforcements Training and Mobilisation Centre before moving to HQ School of Infantry as SO3 G7 Training Policy. Following promotion to Major he commanded both the 3rd and 1st (United Kingdom) Division Operational Shooting Training Teams before leaving Regular Service to start a second career with the Civil Service. Initially as the Commandant of Warcop Training Centre then YORKS RHQ as Assistant Regimental Secretary. Following Regular service, he also joined the Army Reserve and has been OC Quebec Coy, 4 YORKS, since 2019.