Duke of Edinburgh to visit Windsor sea cadets

Duke of Edinburgh to visit Windsor sea cadets

Francis Batt

Duke of Edinburgh to visit Windsor sea cadets

The Duke of Edinburgh will visit Windsor's historic sea cadet unit's open day on Monday - on its training ship Windsor Castle in Stovell Road.

T.S. Windsor Castle is the oldest unit in the Sea Cadet Corps.

It was established in 1899 after meetings were held between the Windsor branch of the Navy League and the Windsor Council to provide a small training vessel on the river at Windsor. 

A Thames sailing barge was purchased for £60 and in August 1899 the unit was opened. From 1945, parades were regularly held at the Royal Free School on The Acre. 

T.S. Windsor Castle has been in its current location since September 1986.

In 1999 the organization celebrated the centenary of the Boys Nautical Training Corps (later to become the Sea Cadet Corps) by bringing a Thames sailing barge to moor next to the unit to celebrate the history of the Corps.

Queen Elizabeth attended the event and the official birthday of the Sea Cadet Corps was set as June 25.

The Sea Cadet Corps (SCC) is a UK national youth organization sponsored by the Royal Navy and open to young people between the ages of 10 and 18-years-old. 

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