Commanding Officer: 

PO Lee Nolan 

Mike Jones  


We are one of 400 Training Ships in the United Kingdom catering for approximately 20,000 young boys and girls aged between 10 and 18.

Each Training Ship or 'UNIT' is responsible for raising its own funds and operating costs, but the overall control and direction of training is via a central command team at Sea Cadet Headquarters in London.

Our background is Naval maritime orientated and we are privileged to wear the uniform of the Royal Navy, we are not, however, a pre-service training organisation.


As the name Sea Cadets implies, a great deal of our activities are waterborne, for example:-

Canoeing (BCU), Pulling (rowing (SCC)), Dinghy sailing (RYA), Motorboat handling (RYA), Offshore sailing in Yachts and Square Riggers (RYA (SCC)) and Offshore Power (RYA (SCC)).

Other aspects of training include instruction in Rope work, Seamanship, Parade Drill, Guard, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, BTECH, Expedition Training (in all weathers), Meteorology and Piping.

Cadets can specialise in certain subjects attaining a high level of practical and theoretical knowledge, these are Seamanship, Cook/Steward, Physical Training, First Aid, Marine Engineering and Communications.

Opportunities exist for all Cadets to attend courses at Naval or Sea Cadet establishments to receive and gain qualifications in all of the above.

All Cadets become involved in competitions, first at District then Area and perhaps National level. Over the course of the last Seven years we have been involved in competitions for some of the following activities:- Sailing, Pulling, Swimming, Guard Drill, Un-Armed Drill, Piping, Football, plus many others within the Corps.

We are involved with the Local Community and always turn out to assist with Poppy Collections, Beachy Head Marathon, Arndale Car Raffle to name a few. We are always present at the Remembrance Sunday Parade in the Town.

The purpose built Unit Headquarters, boats and transport all have to be maintained 'in-house' and Cadets (and even parents) are asked to take up paint brushes, brooms and lend a hand at times. 



Subscriptions- A Monthly fee is payable by standing order on the first day of each month. This is currently set at: Senior cadet £18-00 - Junior Cadets £12-00, regardless of whether your cadet: Sea, Royal Marines or Junior, attends one night or the maximum numbers of nights that they can attend within a month.

Our bank details are included in our welcome letter for you to set up a standing order to facilitate this payment.

Uniform–   There is a one off charge, which actually, does not cover all the cost of the uniform

-        Seniors receive two uniforms for which the one off charge is £

If the cadet grows out of the uniform then this will be replaced free of charge, if however, it is lost or damaged a charge may be levied. The seniors will need to provide at your expense black boots ( although we may have some available, for temporary loan ) these can be sourced from a variety of locations, please ask for further information.

-        Juniors are issued with a beret badge and brassard a £ charge is levied on a similar basis as the seniors. To complement this, the juniors are to wear grey/black trousers and a white polo shirt with black shoes. Juniors are expected to buy their own sweatshirt and polo shirt from our Sea Cadet website http://www.seacadetshop.org/products/46-junior-sweatshirt-deep-navy-with-sc-junior-logo.aspx. The sweatshirt and polo shirt will be owned by you. It does not need to be handed in should the junior wish to leave.

-        When a junior cadet reaches 12 years of age and they become a senior, the £ charge for senior uniform is payable.

-        The uniform remains the property of the Sea Cadet Corps and when the cadet leaves the unit, it is to be returned.

Courses – These are varied and range from £25-00 for a weekend to £300-00 for a week offshore.

                   Other weeks’courses are less than £100-00 including all food and training.

There are some charges for log books and certificates associated with courses –these range from £2.50 to £10-00 per activity.


We are a Registered Charity, No: 305209 

If you wish to help and are able to help towards funding for the Unit, Sponsor cadets for training, etc then please contact our Unit and talk to the Commanding Officer PO Lee Nolan or PASA Chairman Robert Cottington 


Her Majesty the Queen




The Unit

With a large Upper Deck, classrooms, galley (kitchen), showers, toilets and changing facilities, we do have it all. The Upper Deck is used for drill and sports acitivties, galley for Cooks Steward courses (as well as providing cooking facilities for onboard weekends), classrooms for teaching courses, BTECH Courses, whilst the showers and changing facilities support the boatwork.

The Sea

This is our best facility. We are extremely lucky to have the sea right on our doorstep. You can walk from the unit to the waters edge in a matter of minutes which means that with the boat store under the unit we can launch all manner of boats including sailing dinghies, kayaks and canoes.

Sovereign Harbour

We are extremely fortunate to have formed a very good bond with Premier Marinas and Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club and are now able to offer the cadets that chance to sail, row and power boat within the confines of the North Harbour. This means that we are able to extend the boating opportunities when the weather made be adverse for the sea.

Buzz Activity Centre

We have begun to forge links with Buzz Activity Centre and this should give us the chance to offer cadets an excellent opportunity to gain even more qualifications and windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and sailing.


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