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.

Bristol Adventure is one of the country's oldest Sea Cadet units. Located in converted dockers cottages in the heart of the historic Bristol Docks we make use of our prime location to carry out all of the training offered by the Sea Cadets Corps. Located on the water we offer a wide range of boatwork activities - whether sailing in the shadow of the SS Great Britain or negotiating your power boat under Pero's Bridge. The unit is an RYA teaching establishment. Photo of the unit

The training doesn't just take place on the water. When you get back to you unit you will learn important skills such as navigation, cooking, communications, mechanical engineering and of course the ever important knot tying - just so your boat doesn't float away when you have finished your days sailing.

You are not limited to the training in the unit. You will get the chance to visit Royal Navy establishments like HMS Raleigh.








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