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Sea Cadets Corps
As Britain’s oldest and most established voluntary maritime-based youth organisation, there is no better place to learn about the Royal Navy than with the Sea Cadets. Whether on water or land, our challenging but enjoyable activities will help harness your valuable personal attributes and develop high standards of conduct.
Learn new water-based skills amongst friends and fun, such as sailing; power boating, canoeing, rowing and windsurfing. There will be plenty of land-based adventures as well - taking part in expeditions, hill walking and treks, learning about camp craft; how to pitch a tent and cook outdoors, plus rock climbing, abseiling and, mountain biking.
We have a commitment to our Sea Cadets’ individual academic improvement. Backup to your practical training, wet or dry, will be provided through worthwhile qualifications such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards and BTEC qualifications.
There are over 600 Sea Cadets in Wales in 20 units. Most units have junior sections for 10 to 12 year olds to get you started or if you're over 13, you could opt for the Marine Cadet Detachment and get to grips with the skills of the Royal Marines. Whatever you do, it’s fun and adventure for young people up to the age of 18.
The rank structure is modelled on that of the Royal Navy, giving Sea Cadets an opportunity to progress and take up positions of responsibility as they acquire skills and seniority. On reaching 18, many Sea Cadets choose to stay on as Adult Instructors, when their training and talents become invaluable.
For more information on the Sea Cadets and to find a unit near you, visit www.sea-cadets.org