Our Crew

Senior Management Team

Capt. Matthew Taylor NCF

Commanding Officer


Capt. Taylor has held the position of Commanding Officer for FS Bulwark since March 2014. Currently also holds a position within Navy Cadet Force HQ as the Marine Staff Officer Training.


Capt. Taylor specialises in Weapons, Drill, Advancement, Instructional Methods, Seamanship, Powerboating, Rowing, Communications, Combat Signals, Piping, Fieldcraft, Map Reading & Leadership.


LT Craig Clarke NCF

Executive Officer


LT Clarke is known for his quick wit and confidence in teaching, he quickly became a valued member of the unit when he became staff in 2015.


The Executive Officer role supports the Commanding Officer in all areas of the running of FS Bulwark


2LT Derry Hand NCF

Director Of Training

2LT Hand is one of our longest serving members of the region, he comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of training both in the planning and delivery.

2LT Hand has held the appointment of Director of Training since October 2019 and oversees all Staff and Cadet training across the region. 2LT Hand also supports Capt. Taylor in HQ & Regional advancement and assessments.

2LT Hand specialises in Advancement, Communications, Power Boating and PT.

Miss Kerry Webster

Chairman of the Trustees

Miss Webster currently leads our Unit Management Committees and Trustees in all aspects of the charity management. This includes finances, health & safety, insurances, fund raising & facilities.


Miss Jo Connolly

Deputy Chairman of the Trustees

Miss Connolly currently supports the Chairman in the running of the Unit Management Committee and focuses on health & safety & fund raising.