Meet our people

The voluntary membership of the Association comprises of 169 select individuals, assisted by a small secretariat of RFCA crown servants. 

Serving and retired officers from the Reserve Forces and the Cadet Forces, together with representative members from local authorities and employers make up the membership of the Association.

The members of the Association elect the President and the Chairman. There are six county committees, each headed by a Chairperson who sits on the Association Board. 

East Anglia RFCA Association Board Members

Brigadier Tim Seal

EA RFCA Chair, Finance Scrutiny Committee Chair

Ant Chapman AGM 2022 photo

Association Vice-Chair, Executive Board Member, Hertfordshire RFCA Member

Wing Commander Michael Almond QVRM AE MRAeS DM FRCP VR

Association Board Member, Essex RFCA Chair

Anthony Fairbanks Weston

Association Board Member, Suffolk RFCA Chair

Christopher Walkinshaw 2023

Chair of the Regional Employer Engagement Group, NEAB Representative

Col Tim Allen OBE

Association Board Member, Norfolk RFCA Chair

Simon Messervy TD BSc MRICS

Association Board Member, Cambridge RFCA Chair

Gary Bunkell phtographed at RFCA AGM

Association Board Member, Vice Chair (Air)

portrait photo of Mark van der Lande at AGM 2023

Association Vice-Chair (Army), Executive Board Member, Suffolk RFCA Member

Colonel Andrew Every

EA RFCA Estates Advisory Committee Chair

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Association Board Member, Hertfordshire RFCA Chair

Colonel Iain MacDonald

EA RFCA Joint Cadet Committee Chair

Chris Sharwood-Smith DL

Association Board Member, Bedfordshire RFCA Chair

East Anglia RFCA Staff Secretariat

Alison Falcon

Deputy Chief Executive, Chief of Staff, Cadets & Youth

Paul Bishop

Head of Engagement

Jimmy Duggan RFCA School Cadet Expansion Officer

School Cadet Expansion Officer

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