Royal Marines Cadets

If you're looking for a real challenge, this could be for you....


Serious adventure training

Part of the Sea Cadets family, Royal Marines Cadets enjoy all the exciting activities on water that Sea Cadets do, as well as branching off into serious adventure training too. Specialising in orienteering, field craft and weapons handling is what makes Royal Marines Cadets unique and you can join from the age of 13 to 18.


Before I joined the Royal Marines Cadets, I was a quiet and not very confident person. But over the years, I went up through the ranks, and became the first female in Scotland to be a Cadet Sergeant and the first female Section Commander in the Gibraltar Cup. I still lack a little self-confidence, but I know the only opinions that matter are those of my detachment; no matter what happens, we will always be a team.

Cadet Sergeant Amy

Test yourself

As you hone your skills, you can compete at the Gibraltar Cup at the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre in Devon, testing yourself on the famous assault course. It’s an incredible and unforgettable experience.

Across the UK

There are 127 Royal Marines Cadets Detachments within Sea Cadets units across the UK, all led by the Captain Sea Cadets, a serving Royal Navy Captain. The Captain Sea Cadets is supported by our Staff Royal Marines Officer, a serving Colour Sergeant in the Royal Marines, both are on secondment from the Royal Navy to Sea Cadets.



With Royal Marines cadets you gain qualifications:

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Royal Yachting Association qualifications

BTEC’s in Marine Engineering, Public Service & Citizenship and Music

British Canoeing Union qualifications

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