Reading Sea Cadets, UK

The first Sea Cadet unit was established in 1854 at Whitstable in Kent, created by communities wanting to give young people instruction on a naval theme. Traditionally old seafarers provided training while local businessmen funded the Unit Headquarters.

The tradition of community - based Sea Cadet Units continues today with 400 across the UK each with charitable status enabling them to raise funds to meet their running costs. All Units are members of the Sea Cadet Corps and are governed by the national charity MSSC - the Marine Society & Sea Cadets.

Sea Cadet units enjoy partnership with the Royal Navy under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and receive corporate support from commercial shipping companies and the Maritime sector. Their core purpose is to celebrate Britain's maritime heritage and contribute to its future development by supporting young people as Sea Cadets.

For more information, visit their official website here...

Read how TS Jervis Bay got its name

HMS Jervis Bay survivors visit TS Jervis Bay, late 1980s

Sam Patience and Ron Hill

John Barker


Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corp #45,
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Cadets are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities. They learn valuable life and work skills like teamwork, leadership, and citizenship. Cadets also reap the personal benefits of increased self-confidence, learning how to take initiative, and how to make decisions.

Cadets make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis in terms of citizenship and community activities. The objectives include the physical and mental training of children ages 12 through 18. Their governing body is the Department of National Defense (DND).

Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corp #45 Jervis Bay meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, September to May at HMCS Unicorn.

For more information, visit their official website, or Facebook page

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