Hong Kong Sea Cadet Corps

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Hong Kong Sea Cadet Corps

Hong Kong Sea Cadet Corps is a youth organization based in Hong Kong and formed in 1968 by former Royal Naval Reserve officers by the creation of Hong Kong Law (Hong Kong Sea Cadet Corps Ordinance)[1]

The HKSCC was linked to British Armed Forces' Combined Cadet Force and Sea Cadet Force. Since the handover in 1997, the HKSCC is mostly a government funded organization and does not have any links to the People's Liberation Army Navy. It also receives financial support from Hong Kong Jockey Club and The Community Chest of Hong Kong.

Based in Diamond Hill, Kowloon, the 1800 strong HKSCC has 16 training units and two nautical centres (Stanley Bay and Sai Kung).

Rank & Rates[edit]

HKSCC adopts the ranking system from the Royal Navy and their Sea Cadet program:

Junior Rates \ Cadets
  • New Entry
  • Junior Cadet
  • Ordinary Cadet
  • Able Cadet
  • Leading Cadet
Senior Rates \ Instructors
Junior Officers
Senior Officers

Source: Ranks & Ratings of the Hong Kong Sea Cadet Corps


Officers, instructors and cadets wear dark navy berets, blue shirts, dark navy blue trousers and black boots namely Action Working Dress (AWD) during routine trainings. In occasion of parades or other public events they will wear white (summer) or blue (winter) dress uniforms similar to the Royal Navy uniform worn by officers, senior and junior rates respectively.


The Hong Kong Sea Cadet Corps Ceremonial Guard parade out with the replica Enfield L85A1/ (known as SA80 in Royal Navy) rifle.


Training Ships or TS are land base training units for the HKSCC around the territory. Some are named after Her Majesty's Ships of the Royal Navy.

Training Centres

  • Administration Headquarters, Diamond Hill, Kowloon
  • Jubilee Centre, Stanley, Hong Kong Island
  • TSK Nautical Centre, Sai Kung, New Territories

Training Launch

  • Supertee

Disbanded Units


Hong Kong Sea Cadet Corps issues their own awards to their members and are not part of the government issued Orders, decorations, and medals of Hong Kong. The medals and clasps are modelled after the ones awarded by the MOD of the United Kingdom:

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