What we do

At Chiswick 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 Chiswick 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 staff are able to teach in the unit subjects in Seamanship, Piping, Navigation, and First aid and we have access to many more subjects through our active district and area training teams.

Due to our location being so close to the river Chiswick unit spends many of its Sunday parades on; one of our two powerboats, our Trinity 500 rowing boat, or if we are lucky we go out for a paddle with Chiswick Pier Canoe Club. We also go sailing at the nearby boat station at Welsh Harp reservoir.

You can find more about the activities that we are currently up to at our Facebook page or Instagram


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