Whitley Bay Sea Cadets was established in 1943.  Our unit name is TS Whitley, and our unit number is 361. We were given this prestigious title by the Sea Cadets, after the Second World War ship HMS Whitley.  

The unit motto is facta non verba which means deeds not words.

We currently have 33 cadets (10-18 yrs) and at the moment there is no waiting list to join. We have 10 members of staff. 

Our biennial inspection in May 2014 resulted in being awarded with a burgee. Please see our news page to find out more.




Her Majesty the Queen

Our current list of adult volunteers:

Commanding Officer

Lt (SCC) Jane Fox RNR

1st Lieutenant

Lt (SCC) Keith Appleby RN

Detachment Commander 

SGT (SCC) Brian Fox

Training Officer

PO (SCC) Kevin Fox

Administration Officer

UA Susan Dixon

Officer in Charge Junior Section

A/PO (SCC) Cristina Stewart


Lt (SCC) Paul Caslaw RNR 

A/SGT (SCC) Christopher Houghton 

A/SGT (SCC) Emilia Mosu

A/PO (SCC) Silviu Buzoeanu

P/PO (SCC) Emily Burston 

P/CI (SCC) Sean Garrity 

Unit Assistants:

We do not currently have any additional unit assistants other than those listed above.


We are always on the look out for volunteers who have practical life experience, common sense and a passion to give young people from our region a head start in life. We have plenty of roles to match your skills from working behind the scenes as part of our management team, or directly with cadets. Please go to the "Join us" tab for more information.





Our Commanding Officer Lt (SCC) Jane Fox RNR




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