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.

Llanelli unit was formed during Warship week in 1942.

The town and people of Llanelli helped raise over £400,000 in order to pay for a ship.

This ship was HMS Echo.

Following this the Llanelli Sea Cadets was formed as Training Ship, or T.S. Echo.

Since then we have relied on public donations to keep us running.

We work hard to support the community not only by training youth and keeping

them off the streets twice a week but also by attending charity events, doing

beach cleans, partaking in parades and ceremonies and various other activities.

 Who runs it?

The staff at T.S.ECHO are all volunteers who give their time up to run the cadet

unit. There are a number of volunteers at the unit, listed below.

All of our staff are trained in child protection and are CRB cleared.

We are always looking for more staff.


Officer in Charge - PO (SCC) L Jenkins
Executive officer - Lt (SCC) P Killick (RNR)

Administrative Officer - Mrs S Killick


Instructors

 

 



MA I Killick (RN) - First Aid
PCI D E Evans- Drill

PCI R Mends  
Civilian Instructor A Davies
Civilian Instructor J Morris


Unit Management Committee
The unit management committee is responsible for effective running of the

 unit, in terms of carrying out the fundraising, dealing with finances, ensuring

 that the premesis is in good working order and complies with Health and

 safety regulations etc..

President - Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed Lt Col David Mathias
Unit Chairman - Mrs S Killick
Secretary - Mrs B J Morris
Fundraising & PR Co-ordinator - Vacant
Treasurer - Mrs A Davies
Deputy Chair - Vacant

Parents and Supporters

We have a dedicated section of supporters, formed by the parents of our

cadets, who want to give something back. They fundraise for us and help

out at events.

Full details available on request.

Who We Are

 

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Patron: HM The Queen
A charity registered in England and Wales 313013 and in Scotland SC037808