A Brief History of the N.T.C.

The Corps was formed as a registered charity in Brighton in 1944 by the Founder Commodore F.P. Froëst-Carr NTC, OBE. From that time it has spread out to form 62 Divisions in East and West Sussex, Hampshire and Isle of Wight, London, Surrey and Berkshire.

Founder Commodore F. P. Froëst-Carr NTC, OBE.


The Corps Headquarters is located in the Shorham Basin and units are grouped together as Regions under a local Regional Commander. The Corps has Sail Training Centres at Portsmouth in Hampshire and Shoreham in Sussex, with other activities available in Corps building. The Corps is nautical based, but is not restricted on the activities that the units can take part in.

Corps Present Commodore - Commodore D.Kilshaw NTC

The Corps affairs are managed by the elected National Council and the Corps has no full time employees. All adults supervising activities must be qualified or experienced in that activity, if applicable. All adult staff must undergo continuous training in all areas of youth leadership.


The Corps is self financing with only a small amount of grant aid given from outside the Corps.


Each Unit has a Management Committee made up of elected members. The Committee arranges the funding of the unit, and is always looking for new members and new ways of raising funds. If you would like to help just E-mail the Commanding Officer.