Registered Charity:


01543 434394

The Museum is governed by a team of Trustees, currently 8 in number and drawn from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to best serve the needs of the Museum:

Brigadier (Retd) Jim Tanner OBE BA, Chairman of Trustees. Commissioned into the Staffordshire Regiment in 1976 and its last Colonel, he has had a lifetime’s interest in the history of the Regiment and has been a Trustee for 20 years. Having retired from the Army in 2011 he currently leads business development for a technology company in the Middle East.

Major (Retd) Jim Massey BA, Military Adviser

Major (Retd) Mike Simpkins MA, Marketing Adviser.

Major Damian Bailey, Military Adviser.

Colonel Adrian Walton MBE TD DL, County & Technical Adviser.

Mr Andy Clyro TechEng (CEI), Collections Adviser.

Mr Roy Barrett MBE MSc  Pg Dip, Veterans Hub

Miss Lydia Rochelle, Media Adviser.


For more information on the charity please view our page on the Charity Commission website by clicking here.

The management and day-to-day business of the Museum are the responsibility of a small team of personnel:

Operations Manager


Mr Steve Hemming, Museum Event and Schools Officer


Mrs Dawn Smyth, Museum Administration Officer



To assist the management team we have a very large dedicated team of volunteers, without whom the museum would simply not function.