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Tewkesbury Sea Cadets last divisions of 2023

We had our last divisions of 2023 where we presented qualifications, promotions, annual awards, enrolments and goodbyes to cadets who reach 18yrs.


news Tewkesbury Sea Cadets Ships Company

Tewkesbury Sea Cadets Ships Company photograph 2023

Our new Tewkesbury Sea Cadets ships company photograph taken December 2023.


news Lt Harrison award presented by Area Officer

Lt Harrison recognised for hard work

Congratulations to our superb Training Officer, Lt (SCC) Harrison RNR whose unending enthusiasm and commitment was recognised today by the Area Office Cdr Gary Mills RN. Well done Ma’am, well deserved.


news Cadets with their football medals

Cadets at the 2023 District football competition

Excellent effort by our cadets and thank you to the support staff including CPO White being referee.

  • Senior boys - gold
  • Senior girls - gold
  • Junior boys - silver
  • Junior girls - gold
  • Junior section - silver
BZ you cadets.


news Cadets saluting VIP's on the march.

Tewkesbury Remembrance Parade 2023

Tewkesbury Sea Cadets took part in the Tewkesbury Remembrance parade 2023. It was a wet day, but not wet enough to stop Training Ship (TS) Otter remembering the fallen. TS Otter was awarded the best youth marching group (uniformed) on parade by the Mayor. Very smart they were indeed. We will remember them.


news Some of the cadets who sold poppies.

Poppy Selling for the British Legion 2023

Well done to the eight teams of Cadets for supporting the the British Legion Poppy Appeal this morning. They raised £580.66 and attended the 2 minutes silence at the cenotaph. Excellent effort.


news Some of the cadets who sold poppies.

National Combined Regatta 2023

I am so very proud of the achievements of our cadets at the National Combined Regatta pictured here with the MSSC CEO, Mr Martin Coles and Area Officer Cdr Gary Mills RN. Not only did TS Otter win the overall Yole cup at the regatta, but the points heavily contributed to South West area winning the Overall Regatta Cup. Well done cadets and a big thank you to the parents who came to support the cadets at the regatta and staff who made it happen. Special mention must go to CI Stewart Harrison for his most excellent Yole instruction. A massive BZ from me. CO


news Tewkesbury Christmas Lights

Tewkesbury Christmas Lights switch on 2021

Well done to the cadets who helped raise money for the Tewkesbury Christmas Lights association and ourselves at the Christmas Lights switch on. Great fun and well into the festive spirit.


news Tewkesbury Remembrance Parade

Tewkesbury Remembrance Parade 14th November 2021

A superb turnout and display of excellent marching and disipline was shown by Tewkesbury Sea Cadets on the Tewkesbury Remembrance Parade. TS Otter paid their respects and remembered the Armed Forces, and their families, from Britain and the Commonwealth, the vital role played by the emergency services and those that have lost their lives as a result of conflict or terrorism.


news Tewkesbury Galley

Galley Project complete

The UMC are delighted to announce that the galley project is now completed and we have a fantastic new facility to teach cooking and for unit entertaining.


news Lt Harrison awarded commendation

Staff and Cadet recognition

We are delighted to share that our own Training Officer, Lt (SCC) Harrison RNR has been awarded a Commendation from the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire for volunteering above and beyond during lock down. Congratulations and well deserved Ma'am.


news Fun and games sailing

Fun and games on and off the water

A great evening of fun and games, on and off the water this evening with dinghies out and leadership fun.


news Get involved

Tewkesbury Sea Cadets AGM Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Dear parents, staff and supporters of Tewkesbury Sea Cadets, As an independent charity that is recognised by the UK Charity Commission, one of our annual requirements is to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM). It will not need any explaining that this year we have to make alternative arrangements to a traditional face to face meeting whilst we have to adhere to national restrictions during the global pandemic. Therefore, we would like to invite you to a virtual AGM on Zoom. Please find the details below: Time: Tuesday November 3rd, 2020 07:00 PM Join the Zoom Meeting on this web address: Zoom meeting link Meeting ID: 990 6847 9263 Passcode: -- for the code please contact co@tsotter.org -- This meeting will be a valuable opportunity to hear what the unit has been doing over the last year as well as to elect or re-elect members of the Unit Management Team. Anyone wishing to be considered for a position on the committee should contact myself for a nomination form via umc.tsotter@gmail.com. An agenda for the meeting will be circulated nearer to the date. We do hope you are able to join us. With kindest regards Andy Emmett UMT Chairman – TS Otter Tewkesbury Sea Cadets


news Virtual Regatta Start line

District Challenge for July

District picture challenge for July. Answer the questions in the downloadable picture and send your answers to severndistrictscc@gmail.com . Remember to state which unit you are from.


news Virtual Regatta Start line

Virtual Regatta results

On April 15 2020, TS Otter completed their first virtual regatta supported by the Virtual Regatta Inshore platform. Results from the regattas will be shown here.

22nd April 2020

15th April 2020

29th April 2020

6th May 2020

13th May 2020

20th May 2020

27th May 2020

3rd June 2020

10th June 2020

17th June 2020


news Drill and piping team presented with best unit in district trophy.

TS Otter is BEST unit in the District 2019

At the recent District Drill Competition, where we won the unarmed drill competition, we were also awarded the Best Unit in the District trophy by the District Officer. This trophy is awarded to the unit that has the best results across all the competitions in the district.


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TS Otter is going places

After an awful lot of hard work by the Tewkesbury Sea Cadets Unit Management Committee (UMC), TS Otter now has it's own minibus. This is fantastic news for the Cadets and please give a massive thank you to the UMC.


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TS Otter now an RYA Recognised Training Centre

After much paperwork and a few modifications to our routine, Tewkesbury Sea Cadets is now an RYA Recognised Training Centre. With our shorebased centre at the unit and our waterbourne centre at the Tewkesbury Cruising & Sailing Club (TCSC). We can now teach the following RYA modules.

  • Youth Sailing Scheme 1 to 4
  • Youth Sailing Scheme Seamanship skills, start racing
  • Dinghy Level 1 to 3
  • Navigation Essential Navigation & Seamanship to Yachtmaster Offshore theory
  • Powerboat Level 1, 2 and safety boat handling

    news Cadets with medals

    TS Otter wins overall District combined regatta

    With the boating season well underway, TS Otter showed some great skills and strength by WINNING the district combined regatta OVERALL. Individual results were...

  • Open Female Single Yole - Winners
  • Open Double Mixed Yole - Winners
  • Open Male Single Yole - Winners
  • Junior Double mixed Yole - Winners
  • Sailboat handling - Winners
  • Powerboat handling - Winners
  • Cross stream kayak open female - Winners
  • Cross stream canoe open female - Winners
  • Junior Boys fixed seat rowing - 2nd

    Bravo Zulu to all


    Boating begins

    Boating season begins so boating routine is to arrive at the unit at 7pm prompt or slightly before, in clothing suitable for boating including as appropriate...

  • Water bottle
  • Sun screen
  • Change of clothes and towel
  • 4's Uniform for special dutyman
  • news 2019 Drill Competition team

    TS Otter Wins the South West Area Unarmed Drill Competition

    Many congratulations to the drill team who won the unarmed Drill at HMS Raleigh. A surperb display of how to carry out the manouvres. Also many congratulations to LC Zoe for coming third in the best squad commander competition. Great work by the squad commander, drill team and not forgetting all the hard work put in by the instructors. Watch the action.


    TS Otter Leading Cadet join the Royal Marines

    The best of luck to LC Scott Buchanan who starts his training to become a Royal Marines Commando!


    TS Otter Wins District Unarmed Drill Competition and Best Squad Commander

    Unarmed winners and best Squad Commander A huge well done to the Cadets, they did themselves and the unit proud. Massive thanks to the staff who put so much time and effort in to allow the cadets to achieve this great result


    First PO Cadet in 7 years!

    Congratulations to LC McCoubrie who has just passed his Petty Officer Cadet advancement board. Well done Ryan - this really is the pinnacle achievement for any senior cadet! #veryproudCO!!!


    District Football Competititon Results

    This years Severn District Football Competition was intensely fought with a very high standard of football being played. Junior Section combined with Malvern to put in a valiant display but with only 4 players it was always going to be really really tough. I did see lots of smiles and teamwork going on and their contribution certainly helped TS Otter’s result in the Overall Competition, so well done Juniors. Junior Boys won every game until the final when pitted against Worcester. A result had to be found in the final and at full time and still a draw the teams elected for a golden goal to decide the winner. A lucky break by Worcester followed by a blistering shot on goal beat our valiant keeper and Tewkesbury were crowned RUNNERS UP. Junior Girls combined with Malvern to put on a majestic display of how it should be done and finished on top. Congratulations to the Tewkesbury Junior Girls WINNERS. Senior Girls again combined with Malvern and, not to be outdone by the Junior Girls, were keen so show they had skills as well. Congratulations Tewkesbury Senior Girls WINNERS. OVERALL Tewkesbury Sea Cadets were the RUNNERS UP in this years Severn District Football Competition with Malvern (our close Oppo’s) the winners. A result that all cadets can share pride in. Bravo Zulu all of you, you did TS Otter proud. PO Anderson


    Meritorious Service

    Huge congratulations to Lt (SCC) Tristan Cooper and Chief Paul Mercer who will be presented with the Lord-Lieutenant's award for Meritorious Service Certificate.


    Well Done to cadets in the Area Sailing Regatta

    Some brilliant results in the area sailing regatta, as well as lots of fun. Particular congratulations to J who came second in the Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) class and will be going on to represent TS Otter at the National competition.


    TS Otter Flag Day

    Thank you to everyone who turned out for flag day today- we raised £642.51 plus a trolley token! Over £100 more than last year. Well done everyone. Onwards and upwards to the Morrison's bag pack next weekend!


    Bag packing thank you

    Thank you to everyone who helped with the bag packing at Morrisons especially those cadets who did a double shift- we raised £917.05 with a further £229 claimable in gift aid at the end of the year. There were so many lovely comments about how polite you were and what a good job you were doing that we were very proud of you all. One man even took a tin of Roses out of his shopping and handed it to Ellie along with a fiver so we will bring those in on Wed to share out. Well done!


    Winners of Queens Award for Voluntary Service

    We are delighted to formally announce that Tewkesbury Sea Cadets are the recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for 2018. This is a national honour bestowed by Her Majesty the Queen, and is the MBE for volunteer groups. We are incredibly proud that the hard work of our volunteers has been recognised with the highest of national group honours.


    TS Otter wins district regatta

    TS Otter performed brilliantly to win the Seven District Regatta.