Who's Who

Meet the Team

  • LT COL JAMIE RAYNER

    Role: Deputy Commandant Surrey Battalion ACF PWRR since 2016

  • Major Pete Dale

    Role: Cadet Executive Officer Surrey ACF

    Major Dale joined the Coldstream Guards as a Infantry Junior Leader in 1984. He served for 27 years leaving the Colours having been promoted through the ranks, serving as a Regimental Sergeant Major and subsequently being awarded a Commission. He has been fortunate to have served widely across the globe in such exotic places as East, West and South Africa, Asia, much of the Caucasus, Eastern Europe and many more. Operationally he has seen service on numerous occasions in N Ireland, Afghanistan and East Timor with the Australian Defence Force. He has also served on three occasions at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on the Directing Staff training the future officers of the British and foreign armies. He tries to work hard in support of Service charities, is the Poppy Appeal Organiser for Windsor and the Head Steward for the ABF at Ascot. He enjoys working with the Army Cadets and CFAV's and hopes that he can take on the excellent work that has been done in the past in support of our young people. He is married to Lorraine, is a father, grandfather and looks after a lovely Hungarian Viszla called Nulli. He still plays rugby, ski's and enjoys travel.

  • Capt Carol Monk

    Role: PADRE

    My name is Carol Monk was appointed Chaplain to Surrey ACF in February 2018. I am Associate Priest at St. Peter’s Church in Ash. I’m very familiar to the area as I live in Aldershot with my husband John. I also help from time to time as ‘On Call’ Chaplain to the Frimley Park Hospital Chaplaincy Team. I am what the ‘Church’ calls an SSM (Self Supporting Minister), which means exactly that – I’m not paid for my ministry, but support myself, and until very recently worked three days a week for a local Christian Charity, CWR, who are based at Waverley Abbey House in Farnham, where I had been since 2002. Parish life are part of my ‘calling’ and it is a real privilege to preside at weddings, baptism and funerals as well as the regular Sunday Services. I am particularly drawn to the area of pastoral ministry, which I find can be the most rewarding, and the most challenging! At St. Peter’s we also have a ministry of healing and this too is something that is close to my heart. You can’t be a Parish Priest if you don’t like people, and I can truly say that one of the enjoyable parts of my ministry is meeting people from all walks of life and being able to share in those important occasions such as their, or their child’s Baptism, when they are getting married, and there is nothing more humbling than being able to walk alongside someone when they have been bereaved or are perhaps facing a difficult time in their lives. When not working in the Parish, I like to spend time pottering around the garden, but nothing gives me more pleasure than to have a gathering of family and friends in the house for a meal or in the garden for a BBQ (weather permitting!). I know that God has called me to this new venture as the Chaplain to Surrey ACF alongside my parish ministry and I consider it a real privilege to be able to serve Him and the Surrey Army Cadet Force.

  • RSMI CRAIG HOWELLS

    Role: REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR INSTRUCTOR

    I joined Surrey ACF in 2001, after 5 years as a cadet. Before being appointed to RSM in 2016, I was Detachment Commander at Addlestone, Woking and Yorktown. Finishing this time within Cambrai company as CSM. My main responsibilities now are security and discipline within Surrey ACF and ensuring that cadets and adults demonstrate the correct values and standards, at all times.

  • MAJ. CHRIS MANSFIELD

    Role: COUNTY TRAINING OFFICER (CTO)

    I first joined Surrey Army Cadet Force in September 1993 as a Cadet at the newly formed Banstead Detachment. I was lucky enough to be one of the first Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer and had the privilege of leading our Detachment at several competitions. In 1997 I left Cadets and joined the Royal Marine Commandos. I served with 42 Commando in Northern Ireland and with 9 Assault Squadron Royal Marines in Iraq. In 2005 I left the Royal Marines and went into Close Protection. A year later, while talking with some friends and reflecting on the things I have done and achieved over the years, I concluded that most of it would not have been possible had I not joined the Army Cadets all those years ago. I wanted to give something back. I wanted to make sure that other young people had the same opportunities as I have had, and the help people gain the confidence to take those opportunities. So in February 2007, I joined Surrey Army Cadets again, this time as an instructor. I have now served more years with the Cadet Forces than the Regular Forces. I have been a new instructor, been promoted to Colour Sergeant, ran a very successful Detachment, been to Westbury and earnt a Commission. I've run the Duke of Edinburgh's Award for Surrey, I've been a Company Training Officer, a Company 2IC, and now a Company OC. I have taken Cadets to Eygpt Diving, on Battlefield Studies across Europe, to Australia on an Exchange and there is more still in the pipeline for 2017. I have gained qualifications in Leadership and Management, as well as my Summer Mountain Leader Award, British Canoe Union Instructor, Archery Leader, Tug of War Coach, Shotgun Safety Officer, First Aid Instructor, and my minibus licence, to name just a few. Over the past nine years, what I have personally gained so much from my involvement with this magnificent organisation and I have have had the privilege to provide opportunities for my young local community. The Army Cadet Force offers cadets action and adventure and allows them to really become Surrey’s Young Achievers.

  • WO2 PAUL GOLDSMITH

    Role: TRAINING SAFETY ADVISER (TSA)

  • Currently Gapped

    Role: PUBLIC RELATIONS (PRO)

  • SSI MIKE ARROW

    Role: COUNTY SHOOTING OFFICER (CSO)

  • 2ND LT JAMES ARMSTRONG

    Role: COUNTY FIRST AID TRAINING OFFICER (CFATO)

  • 2ND LT MIKE CURTIS

    Role: COUNTY DUKE OF EDINBURGH OFFICER