My name is Matthew and I attended Worcester Sea Cadets. I joined when I was 12-years-old and left when I was 16-years-old.
I had a fantastic time there and I am still welcome to go back when I can. It’s feels like a family, everyone is so nice and caring.
Sea Cadets helped me gain confidence and leadership. I did many courses such as Powerboat level 2 which was amazing.
I reached Able Cadet and enjoyed every second, especially the courses! You gain so many friends from around the nation, meet amazing people and see amazing things.
When I finished my GCSEs, I got the right grades to go to Fleetwood Nautical College where I am currently studying a HNC in nautical science as a Deck Officer Cadet. I am sponsored by P and O ferries and am really enjoying it. Sea Cadets has giving me the confidence and discipline to live on my own away from home and follow my dreams.
Although I had to leave at 16 I would have happily stayed until 18 if I could.
Once I qualify as a third officer in the Merchant Navy I will be sure to return.
Many thanks for what you have done for me.