June 6th 2014


Northampton Sea Cadets have had a full and fun packed May and are entering June full of energy for the Eastern Regional waterborne competitions.

In May 30 young people from the Northampton Sea Cadets travelled to Wicksteed Park in Kettering to compete against the other units in the East Midlands: Loughborough, Leicester, Hinckley, Rushden, Market Harborough and Kettering.

Success certainly reigned, as despite not being on home water, the unit brought home the following trophies: Open boys rowing, open girls rowing, junior girls rowing, junior boys rowing, junior yole (slide seat sculling), and the overall regatta trophy, the Corby Cup.

The teams will now be hard at work training for the next level which is the area regatta in July.

During the last few weeks cadets have had the opportunity to experience life alongside the regular Royal Navy with a trip to Portsmouth staying aboard the Type 82 destroyer HMS Bristol.

Last weekend, a number of cadets also had the unique opportunity to visit HMS Bulwark the Royal Navy’s Landing Platform Dock.  The cadets spent the day on board learning about firefighting and ships operations as well as spending time with the regular Royal Marines.  The day in London was completed with a trip to the National Maritime Museum where the cadets saw the uniform that Admiral Nelson wore at the battle of Trafalgar!

Northampton Sea Cadets are a registered charity which aims to help young people between the ages of 10 and 18 years to responsible adulthood using a naval theme.

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

To find out further information about Northampton Sea Cadets and get joining information visit