Sea Cadets

The Sea Cadet Corps has one of the longest continuous histories of any youth organisation in the country, but it has evolved haphazardly. The Corps dates back to the Crimean War (1854-1856) when sailors returning home from the campaign formed Naval Lads' Brigades to help orphans in the back streets of sea ports.

The SCC in the UK can be traced back to the Kent port of Whitstable where the first of the Naval Lads' Brigades was established. The success of the brigades in helping disadvantaged youth led to the formation of the Navy League, a national organisation with a membership of 250,000 dedicated to supporting the Royal Navy, which subsequently adopted the Brigades in 1910.





Sea Cadets marching past Tyrells shop on the corner or Euston Road and Towcester Road