Who's Who

Meet the Team

  • COLONEL MICHAEL COLEMAN

    Role: Commandant

  • MAJOR RICHARD BREEZE

    Role: Cadet Executive Officer (CEO)

    As the CEO Major Breeze is the professional advisor to the Commandant, working full time to support him in the execution of his duties. He has responsibility for child protection, security issues and finances and management of over 1400 cadets and 300 adults. He is also the direct line manager for the other full-time staff working for the ACF.

  • LT COLONEL MANDY DAVANNA

    Role: Deputy Commandant Military Training

    Lt Colonel Davanna is Deputy Comdt with responsibility for Military Training, she ensures the APC syllabus is followed and standards are maintained. There are a number of events that are organised by Lt Col. Davanna and her team to ensure cadets can pass their correct modules. The main event of the year is the County Annual Camp where Col Davanna is tasked with organising an exciting 7-10 days of activities for over 500 cadets. Lt Col Davanna is also significantly involved in the recruitment and training of adults locally and Officers regionally and is often one of the senior members of the team assisting with the section of future officers. Lt Col Davanna was one of the first girls to join the ACF, at the then experimental, mixed, PWS detachment. Her 30 + years experience as an ACF cadet, adult instructor and officer have given her great empathy with both cadets and volunteers alike .

  • LT COLONEL SEAN SMALES

    Role: Deputy Commandant Non Military Training

    Lt Colonel Sean Smales is Deputy Comdt with responsibility for all aspects of training that are not linked to the APC syllabus. The wider cadet experience is covered through offering CVQO ( BTEC and ILM qualifications), iDEA, Duke of Edinburgh's award as well as all the expeditions, Adventurous Training and Battlefield tours. Every year we have a week on the water with canoe cadet, a week with 100 persons skiing in Italy and for the last few years battlefield tours have occurred in France, Belgium and Berlin. Following time served in the Royal Military Police (Reserves) and as an adult leader in the Scouts, Lt. Colonel Smales joined the Army Cadet Force and has come through the ranks as an instructor, a Detachment Commander, Company Commander and now Deputy Commandant.

  • RSMI LEE ELLIS

    Role: Regimental Sergeant Major Instructor

    RSMI Ellis is the Regimental Sergeant Major Instructor for LNR ACF. He is responsible for all leadership and discipline for Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO's) within LNR ACF and reports directly to the commandant on all matters of the WO's & Sgt Mess. RSMI Ellis also looks after Senior Cadet retention and training.

  • MAJOR LYNN ANSELL

    Role: Area Commander - A Company

    Major Ansell is the Officer Commanding of A Company (Northamptonshire) and is responsible for 10 Detachments in Northampton Town, Towcester, Daventry and Brackley.

  • MAJOR COLIN WELLS

    Role: Area Commander - B Squadron

    Major Wells is the Officer Commanding of B Squadron (Leicester) and is responsible for detachments in Leicester City Centre and surrounding areas to the south.

  • MAJOR ADAM STRINGER

    Role: Area Commander - C Company

    Major Adam Stringer is the Officer Commanding of C Company (Leicester) and is responsible for detachments in Leicester City Centre and surrounding areas to the North.

  • MAJOR MARIA WALDING

    Role: Area Commander - D Company

    Major Maria Walding is the Officer Commanding D Company (Northamptonshire) and is responsible for detachments in North West of Northamptonshire including Kettering, Market Harbour, Wellingborough and Rushed.

  • MAJOR PAUL DAVANNA

    Role: Area Commander - E Company

    Major Paul Davanna is the Officer Commanding E Company which is the only true company that covers all 3 counties; Leicestershire Northamptonshire & Rutland and is responsible for detachments in Melton Mowbray, Oakham, North Luffenham, Corby and Oundle.

  • MAJOR IAN FLAMSON

    Role: Area Commander - F Squadron

    Major Flamson is the Officer Commanding of F Squadron (Leicestershire) and is responsible for detachments to the north of Leicester, including Coalville, Ashby de la Zouche and as far north as Castle Donnington