About the Sea Cadets

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.

About our Unit

Great Yarmouth Sea Cadets has been a long-standing youth group in Gorleston and Great Yarmouth since 1939, at various locations, currently located on Riverside Road in Gorleston.

We provide a wide range of activities such as; sub-aqua diving, powerboating, sailing, first aid training and much more in addition to the standard Sea Cadet training sessions.

Our Unit also provides a base for the local MVS group and also hosts the Norfolk Dog Training school, ensuring other local groups have somewhere safe and dry to offer activities for all ages to those in Norfolk and the surrounding areas.

Please visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for regular news and information, and if you'd like to come and see what we do, check out the Contact Us page.

Kingswood 2013

Photo: Unit Camp at Kingswood Activity Centre


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