Thornbury unit has been serving the local community for over 20 years and continues to offer great training provided by our experienced team of uniformed and civilian volunteers, in a wide range of skills helping young people become responsible adults.
The unit is small but very active and likes to ensure we are constantly kept busy.
The unit is located behind the Castle School Sixth form Centre hidden from the road. Although we don't have any local water within Thornbury, we travel to Saul Junction on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal in the summer to go rowing and kayaking. At weekends we tend to travel to various locations to fit in sailing, paddling, powerboating and anything else we can!
Naturally, we enjoy all of the benefits on offer to cadets (and volunteers) of being part of the wider SCC. These benefits include District (local), Area and National courses and competitions which range from First Aid and Drill to being part of the crew of our tall ship, TS Royalist. We also have our specific role to play at local events such as the annual Remembrance Parades every November. We also offer our cadets some other unusual experiences such as hat great naval tradition, the Trafalgar Night Dinner and occasional visits to HM ships and shore bases such as HMS Heron (air base) and HMS Gloucester.
We welcome prospective cadets and volunteers as well as ex-cadets on any parade night and members of the public at our open days.