Functions and Contact


Day-to-day management of the RFCA’s functions is carried out by staff at its headquarters in York.

The main functions and key contacts are outlined below:


The RFCA advises and assists the Defence Council on issues involving the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), Army Cadet Force (ACF) and Air Training Corps (ATC) across Yorkshire and The Humber. 

For more information about the cadets click here or contact:

Jeremy Bleasdale
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01904 616161


The RFCA Yorkshire and The Humber is responsible for the upkeep and management of the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ sites across the region.

Find out more information about Estates here or contact: 

Edward Bland, Head of Estates
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01904 615546


The RFCA is tasked with promoting the work of the Reserve Forces and Cadets in the region and building relationships with key stakeholders and the local community. 

Phil Walton, Head of Engagement
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01904 615549

Employer Engagement

We are an impartial body that provides employers with the information and support required to employ a British reservist.

Find out more information about Employer Engagement here or contact:

Richard Lenton, Regional Employer Engagement Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01904 637929 or 01904 615543


Find out more about PR and communications activity here:

Sarah Dahlgren, Communications Officer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01904 615544

Other Useful Contacts:


Ken Haythorne, Head of Finance
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01904 616164

Reserve Forces