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The Sea Cadet Corps (SCC) is a national charity with almost 400 units in the UK; it aims to provide life-changing opportunities to young people and ‘the best possible head start in life through nautical activity and fun’ to over 14,000 young people nationwide. A number of SCC units also have RM Cadet Detachments, organised into Troops and Companies, that provide training and experience in a range of Royal Marines-related activities such as drill, fieldcraft, shooting and PT.  Within the South West Area of the SCC (A Company RMC), there is currently a critical shortage of suitably qualified and experienced RM Cadet Adult Volunteer (CFAV) instructors – particularly in Cheltenham, Stroud, Evesham, Taunton and Truro.  In some of these locations, RMC Detachment survival is dependent on finding more adult volunteers.

Therefore, If you are a former or a serving Royal Marine, have a few spare hours a week, and are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of young people, please consider helping out at the Detachments listed above.   

Units and Detachments normally parade 2 evenings a week, with some weekend activity.  An Induction process and programme covers the mandatory training and assurance for adults working in a youth organisation, as well as the appropriate professional and military skills.  There is also a more direct entry pathway for serving or recently retired military personnel, with a potential reduction in the number of professional training modules required.   

Also, each Unit Management Committee (UMC) of the SCC Units referred to above needs additional members to help run them.

If you are interested in becoming CFAV for a SCC RM Detachment, or a UMC member for your local SCC Unit, or would simply like to know more, please look at the website - – and please contact either A Coy Cdr (Maj(SCC) Mark Edwards RMR –, A Coy CSM (WO2(SCC) Marcus Claridge  -, or  the Sea Cadet SW Area Officer, Cdr Nigel Morton RN, on 0117-305-1950, 07715-056214 or

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