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In line with Government's and National Youth Agency's (NYA) guidance, from Thursday 5 November 2020 all face-to-face Sea Cadet activity in England must cease for the duration of the lockdown. Virtual activity can continue and the planning and discussion about the return to face-to face activity after the lockdown may also continue. Volunteers may visit Units only for essential reasons, such as armoury, property and boat checks or to allow access for contractors. 
Since there will be no face-to-face Sea Cadets activity, it will unfortunately not be possible for cadets or volunteers to participate in Remembrance Events, however for Remembrance Sunday, people are encouraged to watch the National Service on television, pausing for the two minute silence in their home or on their doorstep in uniform.
Thornbury in Bloom

Thornbury in Bloom

Here at Thornbury we have recycled an old dinghy and turned it into a feature.

We filled it with soil and have sown it with natural wild flowers, these flowers are specifically for bees and butterflys.

We also added sola powered navigation lights to it so it light up the footpath that passes in front of the unit.

Our next project is to put planters made from recycled wood in front of the unit.


Unit updates

Unit updates

Here at Thornbury unit we are busy getting the unit ready for our return to parading in the near future, once we are back we have exciting new activities for our Cadets.

The unit has had a makeover in the past few weeks with improved facilities for our Cadets and Volunteers, this will enhance the Sea Cadets experience for everyone.

Hope to see you all back at the unit soon and back on the water.

Lt (SCC) Neil Williams RNR

Officer Commanding 

Unit Update October

Unit Update October

The past few months have been a testing time for us all and we have all had to change and adapt our normal routine, to the ever changing new rules regulations and regimes, imposed on us due to this pandemic.


In order to keep you all updated here is a brief summary of what has been happening behind the scenes at Thornbury Sea Cadets.


The unit has been checked regularly and has been made COVID secure, we are currently actively planning modernising the toilet facilities, this will hopefully take place whilst the unit is still temporarily closed so as to minimise disruption to the Cadets. This has been enabled by a substantial grant from South Gloucester council from their COVID funding.


Access to the building is also being looked at to include improved access for all capabilities.


Our annual general meeting will be held virtually on the 12th November and our Chairperson will send out a separate invite to you all for this.


On our eventual return to parading, we will have to change the way we operate on an evening. This will include track and trace logging, hand sanitising, restrictions on visitors and numbers allowed in the unit.


I appreciate our Cadets and Staff are eager to return to the unit to carry on with Sea Cadet activities, but this has to be done properly to ensure everyone is kept safe and we are following government and Sea Cadet guidelines.


I intend to keep you all informed on how we are progressing towards our safe return to Sea Cadet normality by sending out regular updates and bulletins by e mail and on our Facebook page.

Lt (SCC) Neil Williams RNR

Officer in Charge


Remembrance Day in Thornbury

Thornbury Unit were out on Parade for Remembrance Day with the Colour Party and a Squad of Cadets. The Parade was led by the Air Training Corps Band and Thornbury Unit proudly led the other Cadet forces, Scouts, Cubs, Guides and Brownies in the march past. The salute was taken by the Mayor of Thornbury. 

Trafalgar Day Parade

Thornbury Unit was out on parade in Lydney, Gloucester to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar fought by Admiral Lord Nelson in 1805. The Royal Navy celebrates this famous battle every year and the Sea Cadets join in with parades around the country. 

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