What we do

At Kettering 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 Kettering 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.



At 800 Naval Air Squadron Kettering Sea and Marines Cadets we follow Royal Navy traditions and have close affilations with the Fleet Air Arm the aviation branch of the Royal Navy. Based in the centre of Kettering we split our time between the unit and our boating lake. We're here to ensure our Sea and Marine Cadets get the very best from their experience. This includes water and land based activities such as sailing, rowing, winsurfing, offsore boating, marine engineering, Duke of Edinburgh's Award, national camps, district competitions and much more.

Join us as a cadet or volunteer or follow us on Facebook/Ketteringscc to find out more.

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