Clerks, like Barristers, are described as: Honourable, if they are or have been a Member of Parliament; Gallant, if they are serving or have served in HM Forces; and Learned, if they have studied for a degree (the result of their studies is immaterial).
Our Gallant Clerk Kim Tyrrell lives in ‘Howards Way’ country, just up from the Hamble River in Hampshire. He’s widowed, with two adult children.
Kim had a long and distinguished career in the Royal Marines from 1975 until 2010, retiring as a Major from the Permanent Joint HQ. His Military Service spans 35 years and has taken him from the Falklands to Kazakhstan.
Unusually for a Royal Marine, he has served almost half his career in Royal Naval appointments, including two ships (Intrepid and Herald), two training establishments (Dartmouth and the Gunnery School), two tours in Fleet HQ and both Naval dockyards.
Kim is a keen yachtsman, hill walker, gardener and enthusiastic golfer.