Northampton Sea Cadets - nautical but nice!

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

Tuesday, 27th September 2016, 3:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:19 pm
Northampton Sea Cadets have had a busy year taking part in a variety of activities including a rowing race

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.

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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