Sea Cadets (including Royal Marines cadets) aims to give young people the best possible head start in life through fun and adventurous nautical activity. From learning new skills and working in teams, Sea Cadets offers an environment where young people find confidence and inspiration.
The organisation follows the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy, its biggest supporter. Across the region, nearly 1,000 young people are in Sea Cadet units and challenge themselves to develop new skills, like sailing, boating and rock climbing.
Why young people love the Sea Cadets
It's given me new opportunities
Sapphire Whitham, of Hull Sea Cadets, pictured third left, says:
“Cadets has given me the confidence to meet new friends, try new things and to push myself further. It’s also given me the opportunity to do things I didn’t think I would ever do – like living on a ship for a week!”
It's not just a friendship group
Oliver O’Brien of Sheffield Royal Marine Cadets says: “Cadets has given me so many skills, I’m much more confident and feel I can take on any task. What I enjoy most about cadets is friendship. I’m so grateful that I’m part of not just a friendship group but a family.”
It boosted my confidence
Chloe Feirn of Thorne Sea Cadets says: “I was painfully shy before joining the Sea Cadets. But all the experiences it has given me have helped my confidence grow and now I feel I could take on any challenge.”