Corps Training and Activities

The Corps basic training relates to seamanship, but also covers many other subjects that will be useful and fun to any young person. The training is badge related and cadets proceed through the training to become petty officers. From this stage they can go forward to become an officer at the age of 18.

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Marching Band.

The unit has it's own marching band that has a very high standard of playing.

Cadets do not need to play as we will help them to learn to play their chosen band instrument.

Instruments are provided without charge.



Sailing is available throughout the year at our two boating centres and cadets receive full information on what is available.

The Division hold two weekend at NSTC lion for all cadets to have a chance to participate in Sailing.

The Corps runs additional courses through the year for cadet to achieve RYA qualifications.



The Division has used the Marine Society's, Earl of Romney, an ex-naval minesweeper.

The Earl of Romney has now been taken out of service but the Division is now looking into using some of their other vessels.


Cadets also learn about sea terms, the parts of a boat, how to use safety equipment, basic firefighting, as well as seamanship and navigation.


Cadets can take part in Powerboat training at the National Sea Training Centre Lion. Taught by RYA qualified instructors they learn the basics of handling a powered launch.


Canoeing and Kayaking is available from April until September not only at the two boating centres but on local lakes and the various camp throughout the year.

Canoeing is a great way to get fit, and wet! The NTC can help cadets work towards and earn British Canoe Union qualifications.


Shooting on T.S.Implacable is extremely popular with the cadets. Marksmanship is supervised and conducted fully qualified officer using 0.177 air rifles.

Cadets who participate in shooting increase their self-discipline, confidence and hand to eye co-ordination.

Shooting is not only unit based, it is also conducted at a regional level with a annual shooting competition.


Rock climbing and abseiling are an exciting way to build confidence and develop character.

As with all our activities, rock climbing is supervised by highly qualified corps instructors who like to participate in the activities themselves.

Adventure Camps


Not just one camp a year, but camps on a regular basis and at low cost.


The camps are not sitting around but are adventure and action all the time. All camps are open to all cadets of all age groups.


Many of the activities listed on this page are available at the camps through out the year



Staffed by qualified and experienced instructors in the Corps.


Colour Training.

Ceremonial activities are a key part of the NTC.

Cadets and officers on T.S.Implacable are trained to high standards in all levels of Colour and Ceremonial Events.

The Division has the Honour of being asked to carrying the standard of the Rustington Royal British Legions. As well as the Arun Disctrict Council Standard.

Drill Training.

Cadets are trained to a high standard of drill.

The Division has taken many trophies at regional and national level.

Parade training teaches Cadets many skills which are invaluable in the wider world, such as discipline, smart personal appearance and bearing, physical fitness, mental alertness, self-confidence, and a sense of pride in the organisation and their own part in it.

First Aid Training.

One of the most important things we can teach our young people is what to do in an emergency, and basic first aid skills will benefit a Cadet throughout his or her life.

Qualified and experienced instructors teach the cadets in all aspect of first aid.

Hikes & Mapwork.

 Mapworking and hiking is an outstanding way of developing self-reliance, confidence, teamwork, and inter-personal skills.

They provide an excellent opportunity for growing leadership skills and for acquiring technical skills such as land navigation and environmental awareness.




In navigation Cadets learn about the chart and how to use it, tides and how to calculate them, the ‘rules of the road’, what the different lights on vessels mean, and much more.




Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Launched in 1956, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is open to all young people between the ages of 14 and 25.

Participants choose their own activities, so every Award reflects a young person’s own interests, circumstances and environment.

Though they require commitment, activities are designed to be undertaken in a cadet’s spare time, leaving plenty of room for school and social life. In many cases cadets can accumulate credits towards an award just by attending and taking part in their Unit’s scheduled activities.

As a rough guide it takes at least six months to achieve a Bronze, at least twelve months for Silver and eighteen months for Gold.

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American Exchange Program.

There has been two successful exchange program over the past 5 years.

Following the highly successful visit here by a party of ‘Boy Scouts of America’ from New Jersey, USA, last year, the return trip for some of our cadets to visit the States is coming up during July and August.

This give thecadets a chance of a lifetime trip to New Jersey and Pennsylvania. With the added extra of going to New York for a day to visit and see the attractions.



Staffed by experienced instructors in the local swimming pool, with qualified life guards.

The cadets learn from basic swimming techniques right through to survival in the water.



Regular social evening are arranged for the cadets.

It gives the cadets a chance to let their hair down and interact with each other outside the cerimonial side of the Corps.


Trips and activities out and about.

Evenings and weekend trips are chosen by the cadets at their regular meetings. Remember that the only restrictions on activities are safety and cost to cadets.



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