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.

Unit History

TS TREMADOC BAY has been in existance since 1943, and has had a very potted history. Formed as Middleton Unit during World War 2 it has paraded in many premises over the years and even changed its name in the 1960s when the unit moved from Middleton to Chadderton. A second major move to Failsworth in the 1970s saw a change in premisis but the Midd&Chad name was retained to keep our links with our previous home towns.

Initially only open to boys, a Girls Contingent was added in the 1980s and fully integrated in 1992. A Junior Section was started in 1997, followed by a Marine Detachment in 2000.

In 1996 the Unit was awarded a £184k National Lottery grant to build a new purpose built building. The UMC on behalf of the Ships Company at the time took out a small business loan to purchase the land. This loan has now been fully paid and the Unit has a secure headquarters on our Oldham Road site.

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