SEA CADETS will celebrate 80 years in Weston with a party and open day later this week.

As part of festivities to mark its oak year in the coastal town, a special anniversary celebration will help to usher in 'many more wonderful years'.

On September 10, a party will include a unit tour, barbeque, and cadet stances from 11am to 4pm.

Then from 7pm, a reunion of former cadets, who are over the age of 18, will gather to enjoy some camaraderie.

The open day will include memorabilia, but the unit is asking for anyone who has been involved with Weston's branch to bring any memories along with them.

In its 80-year history, the Sea Cadets began started in 1942 and moved to Carlton Street in 1948. Its base then moved again to Prospect Place in 1955, and then finally to Sunnyside Road North in 1992 with a purpose-built building.

At the event will be cadets demonstrating what being a sea cadet is all about and volunteer staff will be on hand to guide and advise prospective recruits.