What we do

At Plymouth (Drake) 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 Plymouth (Drake) 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 Plymouth (Drake) Sea and Royal Marine Cadets, we have three sections to our unit being; Junior Sea Cadets (10-12 year olds), Sea Cadets (12-18) as well as a Royal Marines Cadet detachment (13-18).

We cover subjects from:

  • First Aid
  • Marine engineering
  • Navigation
  • Catering
  • Diving
  • Adventure training
  • Meteorology
  • Shooting
  • Aviation
  • Duke of Edinburgh's award

As well as inshore boating which includes:

  • Rowing
  • Paddlesports
  • Dinghy sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Powerboating

We give opportunities to gain qualifications from the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), British Rowing, British Canoeing and BTECs in addition to all our Proficiencies and specializations up to instructor levels.

Sea Cadets sets you up well for the future with transferable skills that will stay with you for a lifetime. ⁣⁣
Providing a safe environment for young people to learn who they are. While having fun and achieving.

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