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 Wyvern has given thousands of young people a unique experience over 5 decades. Helping them to develop their potential and become good citizens through a wide range of activities and opportunities from Sailing, Canoing and Power Boating to Football, First Aid and Adventurous Training.

All our adult staff and supporters are unpaid volunteers who believe in the ability of young people to achieve their full potential and beyond. They are all vetted thoroughly through the CRB vetting scheme and are trained to a high standard in the delivery of the activities and training we offer.

The unit is a registered charity and is managed by a committee of volunteer Trustees who provide the support for the Uniformed Staff to deliver what we do.

TS Wyvern is vibrant and relevant youth organisation that meets the needs and aspirations of young people. Without losing its core values, customs and traditions. We are always on the lookout for good people who can add something to the team. So why not join us in making our community a better place.

For more information on joining as a cadet or adult volunteer click on the 'contact us' tab and send us a message!


Petty Officer

John Yaxley (Officer in Charge)




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