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The King's Birthday Honours List

18 July 2024

We are excited to celebrate our exceptional volunteers who have received the British Empire Medal (BEM) as part of His Majesty The King's birthday honours, for their service to youth during their time with Sea Cadets. 

CPO (SCC) Robert Pearce MSM, has volunteered for the last 29 years to the present day.

Lt Ron Perchard RNR, has been a volunteer since 1967!  📸 (left) pictured alongside PO Victoria French, the first individual on the island of Jersey to receive the King's coronation medal (middle), Captain Sea Cadets (right).

WO2 (SCC) Ben Mearing Bsc (Hons) RNR, has been a volunteer since 1997.

Midlands Boat Station Building Completion

Midlands Boat Station Building Completion

We are thrilled to announce the completion of our new Midlands Boat Station on the banks of the Edgbaston Reservoir in Birmingham! This state-of-the-art facility will serve as a water sports training hub and residential centre for 1,500 cadets, offering activities like dinghy sailing, paddle sports, powerboating, rowing, and windsurfing.

In addition to providing a new home for Birmingham Vernon Sea Cadets, the new boat station will become a cornerstone of local engagement. It will benefit the wider community by providing a venue for community groups, schools, and charities. We look forward to the official opening ceremony in October 2024!

Thank you to our architects, Troyka Associates Ltd, and our construction specialists, Speller Metcalfe, for turning our vision into reality. We can’t wait to welcome everyone to this fantastic new facility! For more information, visit our dedicated webpage here or contact us at

Sea Cadets CGI ‘Innovate Challenge’

Sea Cadets CGI ‘Innovate Challenge’

We are partnering with global IT and business consulting company, CGI, to offer our cadets a chance to get involved in a groundbreaking challenge aimed at revolutionising the way we teach you and how you learn about Information Systems. Click here to view the full poster!

Your mission is to design your ideal learning experience and explore innovative learning methods which can be tailored to you and your fellow cadets!

Dream big, learn differently, and ignite your passion for technology as you delve into one of the following:

  • Introduction to Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Cyber Security Basics and Ethics
  • Emerging Technologies (e.g. AI, IoT, Blockchain, Software development.)
  • Networking, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Project Management
  • Data Analytics, Visualisation and Cloud Computing

Your challenge is to think outside the box, leveraging technology, creativity, and innovation to make these topics accessible and exciting for learners aged 12 to 18. Take a look at what CGI does for inspiration!

Explore diverse formats, such as games, interactive apps, simulations, storytelling, or any other medium you believe will captivate and educate your peers. Check out CGI’s Cyber Escape to see how they try to bring cyber learning to life. 

Click here for more information on guidelines, prizes and marking criteria.

The entry form is available here!

International Day for Women in Maritime

International Day for Women in Maritime

In recognition of the International Day for Women in Maritime, we take pride in showcasing the female members of our offshore fleet who each play a pivotal role in delivering the Sea Cadets Experience. Did you know that three of the five commanding officer positions within our fleet are delivered by female officers?

Our flagship, TS Royalist, is captained by Lt Cdr (SCC) Angela Morris RNR.  A highly experienced sail trainer, she acts as a role model, inspiring the next generation of seafarers. Skippers for TS Sir Stelios and TS City of London are commanded by SLt (SCC) Jo Coomber RNR and SLt (SCC) Zoe Longley RNR respectively. In fact, women now represent 50% of the permanent crew members which operate at sea for our charity!

TS Royalist's Commanding Officer, Lt Cdr (SCC) Angela Morris RNR

The International Day of Women in Maritime serves as an important reminder of the significant strides made within an industry, which has traditionally been seen as a male-dominated environment. We take pride in demonstrating our drive to foster inclusivity and diversity within the maritime community, particularly in inspiring the next generation of seafarers! Please join us in celebrating the achievements of women in maritime and in championing for greater opportunities for female participation in the field.

We are always on the look out for new members to get involved, working both at sea or in one of our 400 shore-based units around the country. For more information about volunteering with us, click here!

Group photo of our Offshore crew, left to right:
Ms Kim Murphy; 
PO(SCC) Leesa Curran; 
CPO (SCC) Chloe Lemon; 
Lt Cdr (SCC) Angela Morris RNR – Commanding Officer TS Royalist; 
SLt (SCC) Jo Coomber RNR – Commanding Officer TS Sir Stelios; 
PO (SCC) Hannah Blake; 
CPO (SCC) Mo McEwan.

Stonehaven New Unit Premises Opening

Stonehaven New Unit Premises Opening

🎉 On Monday, HRH The Princess Royal, Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps, officially inaugurated the new Stonehaven Sea Cadets Unit premises at the town's harbour! 🎉

Over 300 cadets, parents, volunteers, supporters, and community members joined the unit, making this event even more special as they celebrated the 70th anniversary of the unit. HRH gave an inspiring speech, toured our new building, cut the ceremonial cake, and unveiled a commemorative plaque. Junior sea cadets also presented her with a beautiful posy of flowers. 🌸

The new premises on Marischal Street is a testament to the dedication of our Sea Cadets volunteers and the generosity of the community. This state-of-the-art facility offers expanded space, improved amenities, and disabled access, enabling to support more local youth with valuable skills, qualifications, and self-confidence through the Sea Cadets program.

Additionally, the building will serve as a vibrant community hub for activities such as drama, yoga, martial arts, and mental health support groups. We are incredibly proud of this achievement and excited for the future! 🚢✨

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