Kent (Marine) Cadet Force

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Sunday 7 July 2024

Summer Camp 2024

Thursday 1 August 2024

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The Cadet unit has been established in Folkestone since May 1972 starting as Training Ship Europa as sea cadets then changing style and syllabuses to the now formed Kent (Marine) Cadet Force. The training we have adapted originated from a Ex Royal Marine officer who devised a challenging course, so cadets could acheive a Green Beret, although not a Royal Marine Cadet unit.

We are a self-supporting Cadet Unit that is not Affiliated or Recognised by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). We should not be confused with the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC) Marine cadet Detachments or the Royal Marines detachments that exist within Combined Cadet Forces.


Green Berets

Green Beret Cadets Annual Basic Fitness Test

Rifle shooting

Basic map reading

Our land rover maintenance

The unit is open to young people aged between 10-18, regardless of sex, religion or race, and within the bounds of safety to themselves and others, and open to those with special needs.
All of our instructors and staff have DBS (Disclosure And Barring Service) checks which allow them to work with children. Risk assesments are carried out on all activities and we have child protection procedures and policies in place, these can be viewed by any parent and are available on this website.

All of the equipment has been bought and paid for either through fund-raising or more recently through grants by the National Lottery awards for all scheme, co-operative social development trust fund, SAGA and various other Charitable Trusts, the equipment including tentage, training aids and communications equipment all costing in the region of twenty thousand pounds.

The Officer's of the Unit are Adult volunteers and are not paid, all are dedicated in teaching males and females, the knowledge which will help them achieve goals in whatever subject they wish to pursue, whether it be Military or a Civilian topic as our main aim is to provide a range of activities, sports and skills which are attractive and adventurous within a caring discipline.

These are based on the high standards of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and the British Army to which young people can respond, and which will in turn assist in their development of self confidence, self discipline, leadership and a sense of responsibility to the community.

Affiliated and advice sorted by the following Organisations

British Youth Council

Natinal Council for Voluntary Organisations