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 in 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 whether they be Sea Cadets, Royal Marines Cadets or Juniors.


Beccles Sea Cadets' Headquarters is ideally located next to the River Waveney on Fen Lane.

We have many activities on offer including; Powerboating, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Rowing, BTEC in Public Services, Sailing, First Aid, Canoeing and much more!

Due to the exciting new build commencing and all of the fabulous activities we will be able to offer we have now started a waiting list for anyone wishing to join and the next intake will be the week beginning 15th May 2017 - Interested? Get your name on that list!


You can of course pop in to the unit or give us a call at any time should you be interested in joining us. 

We are currently open on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening from 1930 - 2115.

If you are aged between 10-17 and interested in joining, or even aged 18+ and would maybe like to join as an adult volunteer, you are most welcome to call in during any unit evening.


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