THE Maldon District Royal Marine Cadets are looking to boost their numbers as we emerge from Covid restrictions.

The charity is part of the Sea Cadets, which aims to give young people aged 10 to 18 a new perspective, broadened horizons and new possibilities.

Working across the UK with 14,000 young people the Sea Cadets aim to help them build confidence through the challenge of nautical adventure and a Royal Navy ethos.

And the Maldon and District detachment are looking to boost recruitment and offer their training programme to children aged 13 to 18.

Through this programme they can learn new skills such as first aid, drill, fieldcraft, map reading, shooting and skill at arms.

Detachment commander sergeant Gary Ridgeway said: “We welcome all young people living in the area to visit us for a look at life in the Royal Marines Cadets. Do something different and see the positive impact Royal Marines Cadets has on the lives of our young people.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to get to know other young people in the area and you’ll make some great friends, learn new skills that will give you a great head start in life and will really boost your confidence.”

The detachment is open Mondays and Thursdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and meets at Maldon District Sea Cadets on Park Drive in Maldon.