Sea cadets to launch new junior section

A NEW junior section of a sea cadets is being launched in March.

Whitley Bay Sea Cadets is starting the new group for ten to 12-year-olds at their base at Sea Cadet Hall, off Bromley Avenue, Monkseaton.

It will run every Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm from March 7.

Junior sea cadets will be involved in a range of activities from rowing and sailing to treasure trails and baking.

An information evening for parents and potential cadets will be held at the Hall on Wednesday, February 29, from 6pm to 7.15pm.

Colin Stewart, chair of the unit management team, is delighted that the junior section will be starting.

“Getting involved at such an early age is not only a great opportunity for the children but also for the unit as they will be the next generation of sea cadets and help keep the unit a healthy and vibrant community,” he said.

Whitley Bay Sea Cadets, in operation since 1943, currently has 35 cadets between the ages of 12 and 16.

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