Sea Cadets

Beccles Free School, Royal Marine Cadet Detachment, Part of Beccles Sea Cadet Unit

The Marine Society & Sea Cadets (MSSC)

The Marine Society & Sea Cadets (MSSC) is a vibrant and growing charity delivering life changing nautical adventure for young people through the Sea Cadets together with personal and professional development opportunities for seafarers with the Marine Society. From learning new skills and working in teams, Sea Cadets offers an environment where young people find confidence and inspiration.

Sea Cadets follows the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy, its biggest supporter. Across the country, nearly 14,000 young people in 400 units in towns, cities and ports challenge themselves and develop new skills, like sailing, boating and rock climbing. They are supported by nearly 6,000 volunteers whose dedication makes Sea Cadets possible.

Activities  and Events

Recreational Activities (team building games/sports)

Waterborne Activities (canoeing, sailing, power boating, rowing)

Leadership and Teamwork (challenges that cadets have to figure out and complete as a group)

Adventure Training (map reading and using a compass)

Corps Knowledge (phonetic alphabet, bells, Bosun’s call)

Drill (marching with and without arms, saluting, )

Community Activities (volunteering, fundraising)

Health and Safety

Corps Values (respect, loyalty, self-discipline, commitment, honest and integrity)

Seamanship (rope work)

A long weekend camp at Easter

A week away on Annual Camp during the Summer School Holiday (Costs around £50)

An opportunity to go for a week’s sailing adventure.

Regular visits to the Beccles Seacadet training facility at Beccles Quay.

The opportunity to attend extra training on various nights of the week with the Beccles Sea Cadets and Marine Cadets.

Royal Marine Cadets

In Beccles Free School, we offer the Royal Marine Cadets as part of the Beccles Sea Cadets to year groups 8,9 and 10.

As part of the Sea Cadets family, Royal Marines Cadets enjoy all the exciting activities on water that Sea Cadets do, as well as branching off into serious adventure training too. Specialising in orienteering, field craft and weapons handling is what makes Royal Marines Cadets unique.

Conditions of Service

  1. Uniform is issued on a loan basis and must be returned when no longer a cadet.
  2. Pupils can join from the beginning of any term starting in year 8 but must then commit to staying until the end of the year. Pupils can have a ‘taster’ of being a cadet in the Summer term before deciding to join.
  3. All Cadets must be entered on the Cadet data base and enrolment forms are to be completed by parents/carers and returned to the school office.
  4. There are no fees for being a member of the Marine Cadets at Beccles Free School. There is an opportunity to do extra training in the evenings, but this requires a monthly fee of