Major Colin Wells is joining Cambridgeshire ACF as our new Staff Officer. In this role he will be helping our Commandant with a wide variety of duties, taking an important role between the Commandant and Regimental Sergeant Major, Cadet Executive Officer and others.
Major Wells brings a wealth of experience to the role. Starting as a cadet himself, with what was then Leicestershire and Northamptonshire ACF, he went on to join The Royal Corps of Signals (RCS) in 1986. He has served in Krefeld, Germany, and the School of Signals in Blandford, where he was an instructor. He deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1991 as part of Operation Granby. He became a Junior Non-Commissioned Officer, his service ended with the Army reducing numbers in “Options for Change” and was made redundant in 1994. He said: ‘I loved being in the Army. I would have spent my career in it if I could. I went in as a boy from a rough council estate, but I quickly grew up and learned to have more respect for others, and to see the world differently. I loved the friendships, the camaraderie, and the opportunities it gave me.’ This included playing all sorts of Sports/AT and courses, completing The Regimental Medical Assistance Course (Combat Medic equivalent) before leaving.