5.1. Sea Cadets and the Royal Navy
Most of the inherited traditions and practices of the Sea Cadet Corps come from the Royal Navy so a lot of the time the simplest way to examine an issue is to see what the Navy do.
It is worth noting at the same time that we are not a branch of the Royal Navy or indeed a recruiting arm of it (although there is a natural through flow sometimes).
The relationship between the Royal Navy and the Sea Cadet Corps is governed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) which codifies in what ways the Navy supports the Sea Cadets.
The Sea Cadets are Not funded by the Navy (which is where we do differ from our Air Cadet and Army Cadet equivalents) but are supported in other ways.