Naval Cadet (Royal Navy)

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Naval Cadet is the lowest officer rank in the Royal Navy, given to young men who passed the necessary qualifying examinations for entrance into a suitable training establishment at the particular time, such as the training ship H.M.S. Britannia from 1860 to 1905, or to Royal Naval College, Osborne thereafter.

Rank and Command

A Naval Cadet ranked lower than a Midshipman in the Military Branch.[1]


  1. The King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions for the Government of the Naval Service (1913). I. pp. 47-48.