The first Sea Cadet unit was established in 1854 at Whitstable in Kent, created by communities wanting to give young people instruction on a naval theme. Traditionally old seafarers provided training while local businessmen funded the Unit Headquarters.

The tradition of community - based Sea Cadet Units continues today with 400 across the UK each with charitable status enabling them to raise funds to meet their running costs. All Units are members of the Sea Cadet Corps and are governed by the national charity MSSC - the Marine Society & Sea Cadets.

We work partnership with the Royal Navy under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and receive corporate support from commercial shipping companies and the Maritime sector. Our core purpose is to celebrate Britain's maritime heritage and contribute to its future development by supporting young people as Sea Cadets.

Six of our young adults, from left to right, Joshua Karlinski, Rupert Owen, Matthew Annis, Jordan Griffiths, Edward Betts & Jack Williams collect their Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award from St James Palace.

Warwickshire District Trafalgar Day parade, held in Evesham for the first time in 10years, 26th October 2014.

About Evesham Sea Cadets

Evesham has had a Sea Cadet Unit for many years. The current unit was commissioned on 22nd May 1993, by Lady and Admiral Sir Peter Herbert KCB OBE CBIM MINoE, on a hot summers day, with the support of the whole of Warwickshire District Sea Cadets. Today we are a thriving unit, achieving burgee status for the last nine years in a row, and now the third largest unit in the South west Area with over 130 enrolled staff and cadets. In 2013 we won the converted Stephenson's Trophy, awarded to the best all round unit in the South West of England, a massive achievement for us. In October 2014 we hosted the District Trafalgar Parade in Evesham for the first time in ten years, a major event for the unit.

We welcome all young people aged between 10 and 18, and welcome all new recruits, from all diverse communities and abilities to come and join our team. We are constantly on the look out for adult volunteers to come and join our staff, and stress no prior Royal Naval knowledge is necessary.

Evesham Sea Cadets is an independent Registered Charity and it is affliated to the national organsation "Marine Society and Sea Cadets". Our trustees form the Unit Management Team.

Geographic Catchment Area: Usually any young person living in Evesham and the villages in the Vale of Evesham such as Honeybourne, The Littletons and also adjacent areas of Gloucestershire and Warwickshire like Chipping Camden, Bidford and Shipston on Stour.

All Evesham Sea Cadets Staff are unpaid volunteers, who donate their free time to giving cadets new opportunities. As a Unit we do not receive any direct funding from the Ministry of Defence, and as an independent charity we have to do all our own fundraising.

 

Lance Corporal Louise Karlinski, being awarded Corps PTI from the Captain Sea Cadets @ HMS Temeraire September 2014

 

CPO(SCC) Keith Field, Commanding Officer Evesham, receiving the Stephenson's Trophy, best all round unit in the South West Area, from the CSC, November 2014.

 

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