Bridort Sea Cadets (Dorchester, )

Name

  • Name:Robin Gainsford
  • Title:Mr

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Bridort Sea Cadets
  • Address:19 Briantspuddle
    Dorchester DT2 7HS
    Dorset
    United Kingdom

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:01929 471419

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General

  • Mission:
  • We are Bridport Sea Cadets and part of the UK's oldest nautical youth charity.
    As a Sea Cadet you can go to sea, learn to sail and do adventure training, plus get extra skills to give you a great head start in life. You will test your talents and stamina and you will also get the chance to make new friends and have fun.
    TS Keppel has been training Cadets in Bridport and the surrounding area for over 40 years. During this time we have supported the Royal British Legion with the Poppy Appeal and the RNLI during their annual lifeboat week. We recieve support from organisations such as the Royal Naval Association and from the Marine Society.

  • Overview:
  • At Bridport Sea Cadets we are very lucky to have direct access to watersport training, meaning that during the summer months we spend lots of time doing waterborne activities such as canoeing, rowing, sailing and power boating. These can take place at West Bay, Weymouth Harbour and Beach and Portland Harbour and National Sailing Academy.

    Junior Cadets 10 - 12

    This is about having fun and making friends. You'll take part in lots of events and activities like sailing, canoeing and abseiling, plus learn about first aid and communications. You can get badges for it all as well to wear on the uniform you will have.

    Sea Cadets 12 - 18
    Get to grips with subjects both on water and land as part of basic training, all on a nautical theme. You can take part in courses and competitions ranging from mountain biking, rock climbing and shooting, to band music, power boating and sailing. These can give you a head start in life and boost your confidence, plus it's terrific good fun.
    The first Sea Cadet unit was established in 1854 at Whitstable in Kent, created by communities wanting to give young people instruction on a naval theme. Traditionally old seafarers provided training while local businessmen funded the Unit Headquarters.

    The tradition of community - based Sea Cadet Units continues today with 400 across the UK each with charitable status enabling them to raise funds to meet their running costs. All Units are members of the Sea Cadet Corps and are governed by the national charity MSSC - the Marine Society & Sea Cadets.

    We work partnership with the Royal Navy under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and receive corporate support from commercial shipping companies and the Maritime sector. Our core purpose is to celebrate Britain's maritime heritage and contribute to its future development by supporting young people as Sea Cadets.

    OUR UNIT
    TS Keppel is Bridport's Sea Cadet Unit and has been dedicated to offering young people the opportunity to become Cadets and participate in training for events in the Community, take part in competitions including Sailing and Rowing and experience the fun and life building activities that Sea Cadets has to offer in Bridport and the surrounding area for over 40 years.

    Bridport Unit is always improving what it can offer to its Cadets and provides as much can be by the team of dedicated volunteers in an always busy year!

    We offer a variety of activities such as Ceremonial Training, Seamanship, Marine Engineering, Navigation, Rowing, Power Boating, Dinghy Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Catering and Stewarding, Campcraft/ Expedition Training and that's just to name some of what we can offer! All this and access to the Duke of Edinburgh programme and accreditation to CVQ and BTEC in subjects such as Public Services, Engineering and Music.

    The Sea Cadet Corps as a whole offer Competitions in various disciplines/activities and as a Unit we endeavour to enter as many Competitions as the programme allows!



    National Courses are offered at Royal Naval Establishments across the United Kingdom, to allow more organised training to be given to the Cadets! National Courses allow Cadets to meet other young people, where they can gain so much confidence and make new friends from all over the UK.
    In recent years our Cadets have been lucky enough to be invited aboard Royal Naval Ships, Submarines and Royal Fleet Auxilary support vessels, including participation in training exercises aboard HMS Bulwark, and the dedication ceremony of RFA LYME BAY, one of our affiliated TS Keppel has been training Cadets in Bridport and the surrounding area forTS Keppel has been training Cadets in Bridport and the surrounding area for over 40 years. During this time we have supported the Royal British Legion with the Poppy Appeal and the RNLI during their annual lifeboat week. We recieve support from organisations such as the Royal Naval Association and from the Marine Society.

    In recent years our Cadets have been lucky enough to be invited aboard Royal Naval Ships, Submarines and Royal Fleet Auxilary support vessels, including participation in training exercises aboard HMS Bulwark, and the dedication ceremony of RFA LYME BAY, one of our affiliated ships.In recent years our Cadets have been lucky enough to be invited aboard Royal Naval Ships, Submarines and Royal Fleet Auxilary support vessels, including participation in training exercises aboard HMS Bulwark, and the dedication ceremony of RFA LYME BAY, one of our affiliated TS Keppel has been training Cadets in Bridport and the surrounding area forTS Keppel has been training Cadets in Bridport and the surrounding area for over 40 years. During this time we have supported the Royal British Legion with the Poppy Appeal and the RNLI during their annual lifeboat week.

  • History:
  • Sea Cadets date back to the Crimean War when sailors returning home from the campaign formed Naval Lads` Brigades to help those orphans, created by the conflict, who ended up on the back streets of sea ports.

    The first brigade was established at Whitstable in 1854. By 1899, Sea Cadets received Royal recognition when Queen Victoria presented the Windsor unit with £10 for uniforms - an event now known as the birthday of the Sea Cadets - celebrated on June 25th.

    In 1919 the Admiralty officially recognised the 34 brigades and changed the name to the Navy League Sea Cadet Corps. Lord Nuffield's (founder of Morris Motors) donation of £50,000 enabled the Sea Cadets to expand and by the outbreak of the Second World War there were 100 units around the UK supporting 10,000 cadets with training in seafaring skills. As the war took hold, the Navy League purchased an old sailing vessel TS (Training Ship) Bounty on which the 'Bounty Boys', as they became known, undertook pre-Service training with 1000's going on to active service.

    In recognition of the contribution that these brave young people made to the war effort, officers of the Sea Cadets still wear the wavy lace insignia of the wartime Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve.

    The Admiralty was so impressed that it took over the training and in 1942, with King George VI as Admiral; the Movement adopted Sea Cadet Corps as its name. In the same year, the Girls Naval Training Corps was formed, this ceased to exist as a separate body in 1980 when the admission of girls into the Sea Cadet Corps was approved.

    In 1955 a Marine Cadet section was formed within the Sea Cadet Corps. Their training, whilst essentially similar to the Sea Cadets, includes activities like camouflage and concealment.

    In 2004 the Marine Society merged with the Sea Cadet Association to form the Marine Society & Sea Cadets. In 2010 the Marine Cadet Detachments, of which there are about 100 in Sea Cadet Units across the UK, were officially renamed Royal Marines Cadets, while remaining part of the Sea Cadet family.




  • Year established:1899
  • Endowment:Unknown

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United Kingdom
  • U.K. Charity Commission ID #:313013