Unit Profile



Officer in Charge:
Lieutenant (SCC) Dawn Osborne RNR

David Shipley
Mr Bob Scott

Worthing Unit has a varied amount of Instructors who are needed to help benefit the ever increasing grades passed by its Cadets.


We are one of 400 Training Ships in the United Kingdom catering for approximately 20,000 young boys and girls aged between 10 and 18.

Each Training Ship or 'UNIT' is responsible for raising its own funds and operating costs, but the overall control and direction of training is via a central command team at Sea Cadet Headquarters in London.

Our background is Naval maritime orientated and we are privileged to wear the uniform of the Royal Navy, we are not, however, a pre-service training organisation.


As the name Sea Cadets implies, a great deal of our activities are waterborne, for example:-

Canoeing (BCU), Pulling (rowing (SCC)), Dinghy sailing (RYA), Motorboat handling (RYA), Offshore sailing in Yachts and Square Riggers (RYA (SCC)) and Offshore Power (RYA (SCC)).

Other aspects of training include instruction in Fire Prevention, Rope work, Seamanship, Band, Parade Drill, Guard, .22 Rifle Shooting, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, BTECH, Expedition Training (in all weathers), Meteorology and Piping.

Cadets can specialise in certain subjects attaining a high level of practical and theoretical knowledge, these are Seamanship, Cook/Steward, Writer/Stores, Physical Training, First Aid, Marine Engineering and Communications.

Opportunities exist for all Cadets to attend courses at Naval or Sea Cadet establishments to receive and gain qualifications in all of the above.

All Cadets become involved in competitions, first at District then Area and perhaps National level. Over the course of the last Seven years we have been involved in competitions for some of the following activities:- Sailing, Pulling, Power, Shooting, Swimming, E.T., Guard Drill, Un-Armed Drill, Piping, Football, plus many others within the Corps.

We are involved with the Local Community and always turn out to assist with Poppy Collections, Queen Alexandra Hospital(home for ex-service men), the Lions and the Mission for Seamen. We are always present at the Remembrance Sunday Parade in the Town.
The purpose built Unit Headquarters, boats and transport all have to be maintained 'in-house' and Cadets (and even parents) are asked to take up paint brushes, brooms and lend a hand at times.



Subscriptions- A Monthly fee is payable by standing order on the first day of each month. This is currently set at: Senior cadet £25-00 for the first yearthe reduced to £20 - Junior Cadets £10-00, regardless of whether your cadet: Sea, Royal Marines or Junior, attends one night or the maximum numbers of nights that they can attend within a month.

Our bank details are included in our welcome letter for you to set up a standing order to facilitate this payment.

Uniform–   No charge

-        Seniors receive two uniforms

If the cadet grows out of the uniform then this will be replaced free of charge, if however, it is lost or damaged a charge may be levied. The seniors will need to provide at your expense black boots ( although we may have some available, for temporary loan ) these can be sourced from a variety of locations, please ask for further information.

-        Juniors are issued with a beret badge and brassard a £15.00 charge is levied on a similar basis as the seniors. To complement this, the juniors are to wear grey trousers and a white polo shirt with black shoes. Juniors are expected to buy their own sweatshirt from our Sea Cadet website http://www.seacadetshop.org/products/46-junior-sweatshirt-deep-navy-with-sc-junior-logo.aspx. This sweatshirt currently costs £7 with £3 p&p,and will be owned by you. It does not need to be handed in should the junior wish to leave.

-        The uniform remains the property of the Sea Cadet Corps and when the cadet leaves the unit, it is to be returned.

Courses–These are varied and range from £25-00 for a weekend to £300-00 for a week offshore.  You may be entitled to a bursary to aid with cost of courses

                   Other weeks’courses are less than £100-00 including all food and training.

There are some charges for log books and certificates associated with courses –these range from £2.50 to £10-00 per activity.


We are a Registered Charity, No .305446

If you wish to help the youth of Worthing and are able to help towards funding for the Unit Headquarters, Sponsor cadets for training, etc then please contact our Unit Headquarters and talk to the Officer in Charge Lieutenant (SCC) Dawn Osborne RNR

Function Hall and rooms for hire

Are you looking for a local venue that is affordable for that special occasion, get together or staff training?…..
We can offer various rooms and a function Hall. The Hall is 12 metres by 17 metres, All are available by the hour or by day / evening.
The facility has full cooking facilities with double sinks , hand washing, two gas cookers and eight gas rings. W.C’s
We have tables and chairs available for the large room which can seat 80 comfortably. Smaller rooms have tables

Contact: The  Officer in Charge Lt ( SCC ) Dawn Osborne RNR Phone: 01903 236357 



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