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.

TS Whaddon is based in Kiln Farm on Pitfield opposite the Norbert Dentressangle Depot. We are a busy unit with around 50 cadets of both gender and a thriving Royal Marine Cadet section.

The unit is part of a nationwide youth organisation open to anyone aged 12 - 17 with a junior section for those aged 10 - 11.

The unit parade nights are
Tuesday 19:15 - 21:30
Friday 19:45 - 22:00

If you are interested in joining us please either email, telephone or come and see us on a parade night, we look forward to welcoming you.

During the summer months we also carry out boatwork training at Emberton Park on Tuesday.

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