Northampton Sea Cadets - nautical but nice!

Northampton Sea Cadets have had a busy year taking part in a variety of activities including a rowing race
Northampton Sea Cadets have had a busy year taking part in a variety of activities including a rowing race

Northampton Sea Cadets are urging more young people and adults to join them for their adventure-packed itinery for the rest of the year.

Over the summer the cadets already supported two major Northampton events - a joint ABF and SSAFA Beating of Retreat in the grounds of St Andrew’s Hospital and a flag-raising ceremony commemorating Merchant Navy Day, hoisting the Red Ensign, at County Hall in the presence of civic and military dignitaries.

As well as their keeping busy afloat on their summer camps in Weymouth and Portsmouth keeping their sailing skills ship shape, another group from the unit flexed their muscles in the final of the cadet rowing competition in London.

Back ashore, the cadets are now looking forward to autumn activities with highlights including a ceremonial drill competition and representing the Corps at the London Trafalgar Parade, a district 5-a-side football competition and a battlefields tour.

The Sea Cadets, who meet at the headquarters off Nunn Mills Road in Northampton, are recruiting now for adult volunteers and young people between the ages of 10 and 18 years for nautical adventure and fun.

The cadets meet on Tuesday and Friday evening from 7pm to 9.15pm www.northamptonseacadets.org.uk