Useful Information

Somerset Army Cadets


Battalion Headquarters:

Commandant: Colonel Peter Bates OBE

Deputy Commandant G1: Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Elliott

Deputy Commandant G7: Lieutenant Colonel Andy Axten

Honorary Colonel: Brigadier Nick Knudsen

Cadet Executive Officer: Major Garry Pither

Battalion Training Officer: Captain Craig Angus

Quartermaster: Captain (Quarter Master) Simon Betty

Padre: Reverend (Captain) Matthew Dietz RAChD

County First Aid Training Officer: 2nd Lieutenant Louise Wellman

Signals Officer: Captain Jason Kitching

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Officer: Major Paul Bunce 

Senior Public Relations Officer: Major Paul Bunce 

Deputy Public Relations Officer: Colour Serjeant Instructor Peter Russell

School Liaison Officer: Major Paul Bunce 

Sports Officer: Captain Dennis Hull

Bandmaster: Captain (Band Master) Scott Bunker

Shooting Officer: Lieutenant Mark Bridges

Cadet Stores Assistant: Lieutenant James Kenworthy

Motor Transport Officer: Lieutenant James Kenworthy

Regimental Serjeant Major: Serjeant Major Instructor (RSM) Andy Godfrey

Training Safety Advisor: Warrant Officer Class 2 Andy Joynes


Administrative Officer: Serjeant Major Instructor Elaine Hunt

Administrative Officer (Pay): Major Paul Caukwell


President of the Officers’ Mess Committee: Reverend (Captain) Matthew Dietz RAChD

President of the WOs’ & Sjts’ Mess Committee: Colour Serjeant Instructor Andrew Cload


Company Commanders:

Officer Commanding Gibraltar Company: Major Stephen Kendall MBE

Officer Commanding Jellalabad Company: Major Tim Tatler

Officer Commanding Normandy Company: Major Michelle Hall

Officer Commanding Salamanca Company: Major Chris Pearce


This section contains information for Parents/Guardians

Further information can be found on the national site about our Child Protection Policy, the benefits for your child and useful FAQs. If you have any concerns you wish to raise please see the information on the ACF complaints process.

See also the Parents Section on our national web site.

Pre-2017 Somerset Army Cadets Picasa Image Galleries may be found here.



Correct as of 20180328