In January 2024, we opened as a new 'Training Ship', 'TS Victory'. Based in Sutton, Norfolk, our dedicated staff team are keen to help the unit grow and offer cadets an exciting programme of training, activities and events.

For anyone interested in joining the first night is a free taster session. Following that, Subs are £15.00 per month.

You are welcome to visit us at:

Sutton Village Hall, New Road, Sutton on Fridays 1830hrs to 2130hrs

Our staff consists of both Ex Service Personnel and Civilian Volunteers. Their rank is only held within 901 Troop Marine Cadets and the Marine Cadet Corps. They should not be mistaken for His Majesty’s Armed forces.

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LT John knight

Commanding Officer of TS Victory.

wo1 tom read

Second in Command of TS Victory.

wo2 mark miller

Training Officer.

SGT keith turner

Quarter Master & Uniformed Instructor.

Staff david goodrum

Staff Volunteer.

Sgt tony marsh

Uniformed Instructor.

staff daniel miller

Staff Volunteer.

Staff michelle palmer

One of our Staff Volunteers.

Staff clare read

Ship's Administration Coordinator.


Staff Volunteer.

Our Instructor Cadets usually rise through the cadet ranks, and have a wealth of knowledge and experience within the troop. At 18 years old, they have chosen to stay on board to train the next generation of cadets. Some then choose to stay on as staff once they hit the age of 21. They are an integral part of the team.

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instructor cadets

sgt kallina lockE

Rank name

a statement from lt john knight. COMMANDING OFFICER.

As commanding officer of TS Victory, One of the greatest privileges is seeing our cadets achieve their goals and overcome challenges. In my experience working with 901, I appreciate the importance of fostering resilience and providing life skills to our young people.

TS Victory, our training ship, stands as a beacon of ethos within our troop. It represents the values, principles, and beliefs that we hold dear. As staff, it is our responsibility to instill these values in the cadets and guide them towards becoming responsible, disciplined, and resilient individuals.

I am lucky to have a strong, supportive staff team who have the skills, knowledge, and values that we seek to instill in our cadets. They provide personal and professional development, guiding cadets towards becoming well-rounded individuals who are prepared for the challenges of life beyond our troop. By setting high standards and clear expectations, we challenge our cadets to push beyond their limits and develop the resilience necessary to overcome obstacles.

Working with 901 has been a rewarding experience, and I am grateful for the opportunity to witness the growth and achievements of our cadets. We can continue to provide the guidance and support necessary to shape the lives of our young people, fostering resilience and equipping them with the life skills they need to thrive.

Come and see what we do. Be part of the experience.

John Knight

Commanding Officer