On the 1st January 2020, Major General RJ Thomson CBE DSO became President of SASRA.
He succeeds General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL, who after 20 years as our President becomes President Emeritus of the Association.
General Thomson takes over as SASRA is working hard to expand its ministry to the men and women of both the British Army and the Royal Air Force.
SASRA is delighted to welcome General Thomson as its new president. He is currently serving the nation as Administrator of the Sovereign Base Areas and Commander of British Forces, Cyprus.
General Thomson joined the Royal Green Jackets in 1989, after graduating from Cambridge University. He then served overseas with his regiment in Germany, Norway, Canada, Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan. He then commanded 2RIFLES, deploying to Kosovo (2008) and Afghanistan (2009).
Following professional studies in France, General Thomson was appointed Defence Attaché in Paris in 2017.
General Thomson is married to Hils, and they have five children.