Welcome to the website of TS Fortitude, the St. Leanords-on-Sea, Hastings Division of the Nautical Training Corps
A unique division catering for cadets with special needs only
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.
Other units near
Fortitude, along with TS Nautilus (Kemp Town, Brighton), TS Valiant (Woodingdean, Brighton), TS Zealous (Hollingbury, Brighton) and TS Indomitable (Burgess Hill) make up the Eastern Region of the NTC.
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 Fortitude is a youth organisation established in the area of Hastings since 1980. We are a division that caters for young people with special needs, giving them every opportunity to engage them into fun activities and making new friends. Our cadets wear the naval uniform like every other division in the NTC and learn to succeed in subjects to gain vital skills and gain badges to apply to their uniform. If you know of someone who will be interested in joining then please contact us to arrange a visit.