Unit Staff


Her Majesty the Queen

Commanding Officer

Petty Officer John Kelly

First Lieutenant

Petty Officer Jackie Robins

Office Manager

Petty Officer Tracy Beere

Training Officer

Petty Officer Nick Akers

Boating Officer

Petty Officer Paul Kelly

Stores Officer

Petty Officer Jackie Robins

Unit Instructors

Chief Petty Officer Dennis Brown

Probationary Petty Officer Bonnie Cramp

Acting Petty Officer Robert Hina

Acting Petty Officer Mike Middleton

Acting Petty Officer Clare Luther

Acting Petty Officer Thomas Beere

Civilian Instructor Morgan Hina

Civilian Instructor Jessica Hutton

Civilian Instructor Claire Robinson




Anyone wishing to join as an Adult Volunteer should contact the Officer In Charge for further information.  No experience or qualifications is necessary, as Sea Cadets ensures all Adults are trained to a high standard.  Vetting checks are completed and paid for by us - there is no cost to the individual applicant.


Her Majesty The Queen

Charitable Trustees of Sunbury & Walton Sea Cadets

TS Black Swan is a Charity, registered in the UK 305130, safeguarded and oversee by a Board of Trustees known as the Unit Management Team.

Chair of Trustees - Mrs Gail Cramp

Vice Chair - Mrs Glenis Tellett

Secretary - Mrs Jacqui Reid

Treasurer - Miss Samantha Norcross

Parents & Friends Chair - Mrs Emma Akers

Commanding Officer - PO John Kelly

Trustee - Mr Derek Lloyd

Trustee - Awaits

Trustee - Awaits


Honorary President - Mr Laurence Johnstone

Honorary Vice-Presidents - Mr Peter Glen-Smith, Elizabeth Glen-Smith(BEM)


The Trustees of the UMT, and the Uniformed Volunteers, are supported by a number of other unit assistants who help keep the estate buildings and other aspects of our charity running.


TS Black Swan held its first parade in 1943 and today boasts a strong ships company and junior section.

The Unit HQ is situated on a fantastic site on the River Thames near to Walton Bridge on Penny Lane. (see our address details)

The Unit regularly achieves high profile successes including representing the London area in the National competitions including Rowing and Parade Training.  With a strong sense of community, the Unit is also regularly involved in local activities and events.

TS Black Swan has an assortment  of boats, such as three Rowing Trinity 500's, several power vessels including a Viking, Dories, Champ and new to the unit a brand new Whaly as well as an assortment of other sailing and kayaking vessels.

The operational function is lead by the Commanding Officer and a team of uniformed volunteers. The uniformed team deliver all aspects of training and activities to our cadets, ranging from waterborne activities to arts, crafts, local events to London-based parades.  Many of our qualifications and activities lead to BTEC, Duke of Edinburgh and other nationally recognised qualifications.

The Unit is supported by a strong Unit Management Team, who oversee the maintenance of the HQ and raise funds to benefit the Cadets of TS Black Swan.

If you have a daughter or son who wishes to have some fun, get out of the house, gain confidence, experience or qualifications in boat work or a range of other exciting activities, please do get in touch!


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A charity registered in England and Wales 313013 and in Scotland SC037808