Kent (Marine) Cadet Force

Staff and Instructors

Andrew Dorrell; (EDI Level 2 NVQ in Team Leadership, Diploma Business & Admin)

Commanding Officer

Anyone that joins the unit now has the greatest gift besieged upon them, that is try something they never thought was possible and to actually achieve it.

I am as passionate about this cadet unit and its individuals that attend, as I am about my football team, Leeds. I will endeavour to keep the ethics of the unit running for as long as I live but some people think that maybe forever.

Capt. Jamie Roberts 2IC

Training Officer/Green Beret Instructor

I joined the unit in 2008 after being medically discharged from the Army. I enjoy teaching the cadets many skills that will be absorbed into their minds that may help them adjust to the pressures of life. I also teach them karate which I am qualified to do so. Currently teaching the Green Beret section. Recently promoted to 2nd Lt and very happy!

Tina Roberts; (EDI Level 2 NVQ in Team Leadership)

Unit Admin and Welfare Officer

Currently the 'mum' of the unit assisting on the welfare of the lads and lasses. I am also the first point of contact with all new entry's and to assist with any queries parents may have.

Lt. Gary Ellesmore

Potential (Green) Beret Instructor

Gary has been with the unit now for just over a year. An ex serving soldier he specialises in Radios/Signals and Voice Procedure and has a vast knowledge regarding weapons. Gary is also a Motor Mechanic by trade and currently the unit MTO.

Kyle Strange (Guest Instructor) - PWRR

Currently serving with 3PWRR, based in Canterbury, Kyle is an ex cadet who signed up and now wants to pass on his up to date knowledge to the staff and cadets at the unit.

2nd Lt Jacob Boswell

Potential Officer Owen Phillips

Ex Cadet since the age of 10, has now been with the unit for


No staff member of the unit has been commissioned by the Queen and therefore only hold their rank within the unit, on no account should they be mistaken for Her Majesty's Armed forces and only addressed as Mr or Mrs . The rank structure is to maintain the units discipline and Constitution.