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January 6th 2017

Get on board for an exciting 2017 with Northampton Sea Cadets

Northampton Sea Cadets at the Imperial War Museum

Northampton Sea Cadets at the Imperial War Museum

Make 2017 a year of adventure and get on board with Northampton Sea and Royal Marine Cadets who are recruiting.

The unit, also known as Training Ship Laforey, is based by the River Nene in Beckets Park and has supported thousands of local people since it was established in April 1942.

During 2016, around 100 cadets aged between 10 and 18 years took part in activities such as rowing, power boating, sailing, first aid, sports and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Northampton Sea Cadets

Northampton Sea Cadets

Two cadets also visited Bermuda and Croatia thanks to being a Sea Cadet – 2017 is set to be equally exciting including trips and camps across the country.

The unit’s Senior Adult Volunteer and Commanding Officer Christopher Read, said: “Being involved with the Sea Cadets is a wonderful and unique experience that provides you with incredible opportunities.

“It helps introduce youngsters to watersports and nautical adventure based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and develop these skills. Being a volunteer, helping the cadets on their journey and receiving military themed training is also incredibly rewarding.

“I think we are all like a big family at Northampton Sea Cadets. We enjoy activities together and achieve some great successes and outcomes.

“Coming in to 2017 we always look forward to getting on the water and we have some great opportunities planned with a few visits to Portsmouth to get afloat already in the diary.  We also have some sea time booked in the offshore yachts and camps planned for the summer holidays.

“It’s going to be an exciting year and we hope as many will come on board and experience it with us as possible.”

Northampton Sea Cadets on HMS Belfast.

Northampton Sea Cadets on HMS Belfast.

Northampton Sea Cadets currently has 60 Sea Cadets, 25 Junior Sea Cadets and 15 Royal Marines Cadets who are overseen by 17 adult volunteers and they’re on the lookout for more cadets and adult volunteers.

They are a registered charity which aims to help young people to responsible adulthood using a naval theme.

Northampton Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadets meet on Tuesday and Friday evening from 7pm to 9.15pm at their headquarters in Nunn Mills Road, Northampton, NN1 5PA.

More information including details of how you can get involved can be found by visiting www.northamptonseacadets.org

“Being involved with the Sea Cadets is a wonderful and unique experience that provides you with incredible opportunities."