TEENAGERS from Evesham Sea Cadets will set sail for adventure after securing places on an International Exchange Programme.

Lance Corporal Louise Karlinski, Able Cadet Abbi Attwood and Petty Officer Cadet Paige Woodward, have beaten hundreds of cadets, from around the country to secure the places.

They now bring the tally to sixteen Evesham Sea Cadets, who have participated in international visits in the past three years.

Lance Corporal Karlinski, aged 17, travels to Sweden at the end of the month, where after flying into Copenhagen, she will spend two weeks in southern naval port of Karlskrona.

She will participate in both practical and theoretical education with the Swedish Cadet Corps, and participate in cultural visits to both civil and military units.

Able Cadet Abbi Attwood, will be flying to Bulgaria for two weeks on July 31 to participate in an intensive two week sailing course.

The 15-year-old said: "I’m a bit nervous, however after being in the Sea Cadets for five years now, and being given many opportunities, I’m looking forward to meeting international cadets."

And last but not least Petty Officer cadet Paige Woodward, 17, from Bengeworth, travels to Nova Scotia, Canada, for six weeks at the beginning of July, where she will undergo military training, as well as cultural visits, whilst being based at HMCS Cornwallis, once the home of the largest naval training establishment outside the United Kingdom.

Commanding Officer, Chief Petty Officer Keith Field, said: "This demonstrates why Evesham is one of the top units in the country. These places are awarded on merit, and I know that for all three, this will be a life changing experience."

Evesham Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadets meet on a Monday and Thursday evening at their headquarters in Shinehill Lane, South Littleton, and are open to new recruits both adults and cadets. For more information visit sea-cadets.org/evesham/home.aspx.