County Brochure Mansfield(6) - Flipbook - Page 9
IT’S A POINT OF PRIDE TO SAY
I AM A RIFLEMAN
Serjeant Instructor Ben Shellard
Self employed plumber
Hometown: North Nottinghamshire
Ben Shellard joined the Cadets in 2009.
Interested in military training and military
drumming he completed qualifications
in both disciplines, becoming Cadet
S/Sgt and Drum Major for the county.
In 2016 he began a Law Degree at the
University of Nottingham and became
an ACF Adult Instructor. He is now
the company shooting officer and has
qualifications as a range conducting
officer and has also attended The Rifles'
Drill Course where he was recognised
as the best Cadet Force Adult Volunteer.
Ben credits the ACF for building his selfconfidence and public speaking abilities
which have helped his law career.
Paul joined The Royal Green Jackets
in 1988. His career started with 3RGJ
where he deployed around the world.
When 3RGJ became 2RGJ, Paul moved
to the Machine Gun Platoon in addition
to being appointed as a bugler. Paul
excelled and became the Battalion
CO’s bugler and, on two occasions,
Colonel Commandant’s bugler. Whilst
serving in 2RGJ Paul saw Operational
tours of Kosovo and Bosnia. He became
Bugle Major of 2 RGJ and posted to the
Ceremonial School in Catterick. After 22
years, Paul finished his military career
with 4 RIFLES and is now running his
own heating and plumbing business.