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.

2nd Lt Owen Phillips 2IC

Owen Phillips has been with the unit since the age of 10, he has shown a keen interest in the unit and following his successful induction and training on to staff. He has become a valued team member and earned the rank of 2nd Lieutenant

Capt. Jamie Roberts

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.

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


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 and pyrotechnics. Gary is also a Motor Mechanic by trade and currently the unit MTO.

S/Sgt Sinead Neve

Sinead has been with the unit for 4 years.
Also an ex cadet who is training to be the Storeman.

Regular Guest Instructors

Pte Keenan Tait - Ex cadet, now Serving in the Reserves
Pte Sam Rai - Currently Serving in the Reserves


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.