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.

York Sea Cadets

Message from our Commanding Officer;

The sea cadets offers a huge benefit to its young people, by means of personal development, training, discipline and confidence.

At the York unit we are incredibly lucky to have an enthusiastic team of staff and a dedicated group of cadets who are both a credit to the unit and themselves

We look forward to welcoming new staff and cadets to our busy unit. If you would like to find out more please contact us either via email, or call us on 01904 658505



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