Tiverton Sea Cadets
Boating on the Grand Western Canal or River Exe, Adventure Training in the Brecon Beacons or Shropshire, and away trips all over south-western England is what Sea Cadets expect to do as part of their basic activities.
However, we do much more! Offshore sailing in the Sea Cadet Corps fleet may take you to France. Shooting courses may take you to naval bases in Cornwall or Scotland. Basic training may be done on the unit but cadets are encouraged to do advanced training at one of our many training centres. First Aid, marine engineering, seamanship, PT, windsurfing, rock climbing and cook/steward are just a few of the possibilities.
As well as having fun and learning useful skills, cadets can gain formal qualifications that will benefit them in their careers. The opportunities are limited only by the enthusiasm of the cadet.
The Sea Cadet Corps is the UK’s largest maritime youth charity. Although we follow Royal Naval traditions, including the uniform, we are only indirectly assisted by the Royal Navy and are not a pre-service organization.
Tiverton Sea Cadets meet at our building in the Canal Basin Car Park, Canal Hill, on Tuesdays and Fridays between 1845 and 2100 hrs. There is no fee to join, the uniform is free but there is a sub of £1 per parade night. There is also a charge for most away trips but costs are kept to a minimum.
We take young people between ages 10 and 18 (10-12 year olds are in the Junior Section), however, you will have a probationary period during which we decide if you are right for Sea Cadets. No previous experience is needed and you don’t even have to be able to swim!
Interested? Visit our website and come and see us on any parade night.
If you would like to join as a cadet or volunteer, please call us to arrange a time to visit and we'll give you a tour of the unit and show you the activities on offer.