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.

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Our unit is based in an 18th century grain warehouse on the South Quay in Kings Lynn. It is a Grade II Listed building with great character.

Our cadets are only limited in opportunities by what time and effort they are prepared to put in. As well as ceremony, drum band, boatwork and seamanship the Sea Cadets have National and District competitions and training that include Rowing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Five a side football, Drill, Piping, Expedition Training, Swimming and Sailing.

You will also find an active adult support network. In addition to the uniformed officers there is the Unit Management Team (UMT) and the Anchor Group, the fund raising arm of the UMT. All are manned by enthusiastic volunteers. Many activities take place throughout the year to provide fun and funds for the cadets and adults alike.

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    Cadets choose to go to watch the fireworks 


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