The Company supports the Jack Cornwell VC Sea Cadet Unit in Newham, London through visits, presenting prizes and donations and in the day-to-day issues which they face.
The first Sea Cadet unit in the UK was established in 1854 at Whitstable in Kent, created by communities wanting to give young people instruction on a naval theme. Traditionally, old seafarers provided training while local businessmen funded the Unit Headquarters.
This tradition of community-based Sea Cadet Units continues today. All units are members of the Sea Cadet Corps and are governed by the national charity: The Marine Society & Sea Cadets (MSSC). As part of our continued support, in 2016 the Company donated two dinghies for the Newham Sea Cadets to use, and established the Endeavour Award, to be presented each year to the Cadet who has contributed most to their community.