Naval Cadets

 

 

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Naval Cadets are aged between 11 and 18 years. After 18 years of age they may join as a member of staff. They parade on Monday and Friday Evenings from 7:10pm – 9:30pm.

 

Girls Nautical Training Section starts at the age of 11 to 17 years. After 17 years of age they may join as a member of staff. The girls section also parades on Monday and Friday Evenings from 7:10pm - 9:30pm.

 

When you join the Sea Training Corps there is a 6 week trial period which is free of charge. During this time you learn about the corps, take a tour of the Unit HQ and are taught the routines and organisations of the various groups. 

 

You Learn the Cadet promise, the Cadet Advancement structure, the history of the STC and GNTS, Ranks and Badges, Royal Naval Customs, Naval Uniform, Squad Drill, Colours and Sunset Routines.

 

After the 6 week Probationary period you obtain your first Uniform (which is called No 4’s which includes a seaman’s beret). These will be provided on payment of the annual subscription and uniform deposit.

 

Then you start the second part of the training, which involves Piping, Parts of a Ship, General Sea Terms, Bends and Hitches, Parts of a Boat, Manning a Boat, Practical Pulling (rowing), the Scope of First Aid, Fire Fighting and Communications.

 

At the end of 12 weeks you will be provided with the next uniform (which is called Blue's). This uniform is the equivalent of the official Naval Uniform.

 

After completing all of the above you then obtain your first rank and badge and become a Junior Seaman which is the first rung on the ladder to becoming a Cadet Petty Officer and ultimately a member of Staff.