The Local District

 

The District

 Oxford unit is based in the heart of our district, Oxon/Bucks, this district is combine with units from Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, this includes; Abingdon, Aylesbury, Banbury, Chiltern, High Wycombe, Marlow And Milton Keynes. Each unit has made good friendships with each other over the years and make a good team for Area and National competitions.

 

Sea Cadets Itself

The Sea Cadet Corps (SCC) is a UK cadet force, that takes after the Royal Navy (even though it is not controlled and funded by the Royal Navy in the same way the Combined Cadet Force, Air Training Corps or Army Cadet Force are respectively controlled by their parent sections of the Ministry of Defence). It is not a pre-service organisation, however a significant minority of its members do join the Royal Navy or Royal Marines.


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.

 


               


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