Boys had been stripped naked and regularly caned.
"Information received by The Daily Telegraph ( Call for Sea Cadet inquiry after sex abuse case - Telegraph) said that Waters was caught in a compromising act with a young cadet while he was commanding the Clapton unit of the Sea Cadets in London in the early 1980s.
Reportedly, Waters was reassigned to another unit, and continued to rise up the ranks of the organisation.
Waters was appointed superintendent of the Sea Cadet training centre in Portsmouth in 1996.
Waters was a member of the Sea Cadet Council, the highest body of the corps.
The Sea Cadets confirmed that it was aware "that a report was made by a Sea Cadet officer who had concerns about Waters" in the early 1980s but said that allegations had "not been substantiated".
In 2006, Jersey Police, in the UK, were investigating child abuse by 'carers'.
The commanding officer of the Jersey Sea Cadets was arrested for downloading pornographic images including some involving sea cadets.
The attitude of the Sea Cadet authorities of that time 'caused great concern'. (Cached)
There were several convictions for sexual offences involving officers of Jersey Sea Cadets.
Police began noticing links between the victims in those cases and other institutions on the island, including Haut de la Garenne.
Police call off Sea Cadets abuse inquiry
It has now been announced, in September 2008, that the police investigation of alleged child abuse at the Jersey Sea Cadets has been abandoned.
The Jersey police claim there is insufficient evidence.
The Sea Cadet force used Haut de la Garenne.