TS Terra Nova

Terra NovaThe Clockmakers’ Company is affiliated with TS Terra Nova SCC, based in Croydon.

The aim of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC) is to help young people towards responsible adulthood and to encourage them to reach their potential by developing valuable personal attributes and high standards of conduct, using a nautical environment based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy.

The Master, Commander Peter Linstead-Smith OBE Royal Navy, with sea cadets of TS Terra Nova at Goldsmiths' Hall in November 2009

Commander Peter Linstead-Smith OBE Royal Navy, Master in November 2009, with sea cadets of TS Terra Nova at Goldsmiths' Hall.

The Sea Cadet Corps is a nationwide voluntary uniformed youth organisation, open to all young people aged 12 to 18, Marine Cadets for young people aged 13 to 18 and with Junior Sections open to those of 10 to 12 years of age. It is Britain’s most successful nautical organisation for the development of young people with Units run by enthusiastic adult volunteers.

With its beginnings dating as far back as 1854, the Sea Cadets probably has the longest continuous history of any youth movement in the UK. What started as an informal gesture by a well-meaning clergyman, concerned for disadvantaged boys orphaned by the Crimean War, has grown over the years to the point where just under 400 Units nationwide regularly welcome more than 13,000 cadets, nearly half of them girls.

A wide variety of subjects are available, both on the water and on dry land. All Cadets learn about the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and other sea services. Courses are available in anything from rock climbing and shooting, through IT and communications to music and cook/steward. TS Terra Nova SCC is based in Croydon.

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Each year, the George Daniels’ Educational Trust (GDET) provides financial assistance to students and apprentices who are training to become watch or clock makers. For 2017, the exams are now over. Click here to read about some of the outstanding results that have been achieved.

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