Welcome to the website of TS Defiance, the Croydon Division of the Nautical Training Corps
The Nautical Training Corps is a uniformed organisation spread across the south of England, catering for young people aged eight years and above. More information about the history, aims and objectives of the NTC as a whole can be found on the National Website.
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We meet on a night which we call our 'Deck Night', between 7pm (1900) and 9pm (2100). We will have a range of things going on, depending on the time of year and our schedule.
We may be in full uniform on a standard parade night, teaching classes concerning anything from marine navigation to survival techniques, uniform maintenance to first aid, communication skills to ropework and almost any subject in between.
We may be in working rig (a more casual version of our uniform) playing games, or possibly doing rifle-shooting or archery.
During the summer, we make the most of the light warm evenings, and may be outside on hikes, having barbecues or spending evenings swimming at the beach.
TS Defiance is a youth organisation established in the area of Croydon since 2001. We are currently looking for new recruits, boys and girls between the ages of 8 to 16 to join a fun and exciting youth group. If your reading this and think that this is exactly for you or your children then please contact us. We offer challenging, exciting activities for all ages so please come and see what we're all about.