What we do

At Burton-On-Trent we aim to give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, we learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of ourselves.


You learn life skills. I was 12, very quiet and shy. Cadets makes you find the confidence. You feel part of something special. Serafina, 15


We offer a range of different activities from sailing, windsurfing and powerboating - to rock climbing, camping, and music - plus, so much more! At Burton-On-Trent you are also able to gain different qualifications that you can take with you once you leave Sea Cadets!

"It makes me feel I can do things others can't. I don't want to stay in my house every day. I want to see how the world is."

Shaun, 13

It is our priority to make sure that Sea Cadets is a safe environment young people can go to, to be themselves. Click here to find out more about how we safeguard our young people.



our unit

Burton-on-Trent Sea Cadet Unit offers a fantastic range of activities based on the River Trent. We aim to deliver a minimum of 30 hours of boating activities to each cadet during the summer months through a mix of Kayaking/Canoeing, Powerboating, Rowing, and Sailing. During non-boating months we offer activities such as adventurous training, shooting, map reading & navigation, first aid training, catering & stewarding, campcraft, and a whole host of other subjects. 

To find out more, visit the "Get in Touch" tab at the top of the page.

Our team

Commanding Officer:

PO (SCC) Judith Mitchell

Executive Officer:

SLt (SCC) Gareth Edwards RNR

RMC Detachment Commander:

Sgt (SCC) Craig Barrington

Unit Training Officer:

SLt (SCC) Joshua Preistland RNR

UMT Chairperson (Trustee):

Vacant - Please contact co@burtonseacadets.org to apply!

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