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Traversing the Panama Canal

Careers: how to become a deck officer

Does working on board a ship and seeing the world sound appealing? Find out from a Deck Officer what it’s like and see how Sea Cadets can help

NauticalNav

How to read a nautical navigation chart

Andy Phenna, Head of Offshore Training, shares his top tips on how to use nautical charts

A volunteer with some paperwork, a computer and semaphore flags

Virtual volunteer heroes

We asked you to nominate the volunteer heroes who have helped you this year – here are some of the messages of thanks you sent in

An army health worker prepares a dose of Covishield, AstraZeneca/Oxford's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine made by India's Serum Institute, at an army hospital in Colombo on January 29, 2021. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)

Careers: how to become a scientist

Meet a scientist who works on the testing that has helped to create a vaccine for Covid-19

Wellbeing

The Sea Cadets guide to wellbeing

Dr Judith Mohring, a psychiatrist who specialises in anxiety, shares her top tips for improving your mental health

Samantha Hayward

How to run virtual activities

While Sea Cadets continues online, a volunteer shares their advice from a year of lockdown

Rio Podium

Careers: how to become a professional athlete

Meet former sea cadet and Paralympian coxswain Oliver James, who has some suggestions for those looking to follow in his wake

May

Volunteers: above and beyond

To celebrate Volunteers’ Week in June, we asked you to nominate volunteers who went the extra mile to help their units this year – here are some of them

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The Sea Cadets guide to leadership

There’s much more to good leadership than just telling people what to do. Drawing from his 37 years in the Royal Navy, Commodore Robert Bellfield RN, Naval Regional Command Eastern England, shares his top tips