Sea Cadets celebrate 75th anniversary

by | 11 March 2020 | Children's Group, Worksop

Worksop Sea Cadet Unit will be celebrating its 75th birthday in style on 23rd March, marking the occasion with a Rededication Ceremony at their Unit HQ on Gateford Road. Since 1945 the unit has given thousands of young people in the local area a great head start in life through nautical adventure and fun, all based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy.

Worksop Sea Cadet Unit will celebrate its 75th anniversary by hosting a variety of functions and events throughout the year including social gatherings and sponsored activities. In May the ship’s company will aim to collectively row 75 miles; which is the equal distance between Worksop and Northampton.

The Commanding Officer, Chief Petty Officer Lyndsey Sanderson, said: “We have had another fantastic year. To be able to celebrate our 75th birthday is testament to all those that have helped shape the unit to what it is now. Officers and volunteers past and present have provided skills to the youth of Worksop that stay with them for life. We have instilled discipline and fun into all our training and ventures and long may this continue.”

Worksop Unit, which is part of the national charity Sea Cadets, gives young people a new perspective. They broaden horizons and create possibilities. Working across the UK with 14,000 young people between 10 and 18, they help them see the world with confidence, gained through the challenge of nautical adventure and a Royal Navy ethos. Their aim is to help more young people to see the future that they want — and make that future happen.

The unit is open on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.00pm, and meets at TS BENTINCK, 74a Gateford Road, Worksop S80 1TY.

Visit to find out how you can join. For more information, please contact Sub Lieutenant Sam Bloomfield on 07975 528941 and