They are Barnstaple Sea Cadets and part of the UK's largest maritime youth charity. Cadets go to sea, learn to sail and do adventure training, all on a nautical theme, plus get extra skills to give them a head start in life. TS Valiant has been in Barnstaple since 1946. They are currently located in the Sea Cadet hut at the end of Rolle Quay, next to the River Yeo (It's the place with all the sailing dinghies in it). Hundreds, if not thousands of Barnstaple people have been in Barnstaple Sea Cadets over the years. They have the Rivers Taw and Yeo right next to the unit and can regularly be seen boating on the River. They have an active Field Gun crew, who can be seen at many fetes across North Devon. They are an active unit who do all sorts of events from the Carnival to County parades.