Open Evening for new Air Cadets
Newark and District Air Cadets are recruiting. Boys and girls age 12 or over and in year 8 or above are encouraged to come along to our open evening at 19.00 on Thursday 4th April 2019 with parents/guardians, to find out more about joining this active group.
Cadet George Harrison said, “We meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening and there is something happening most weekends. We get to go flying and gliding, take part in the Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme, go on adventure training weekends and, in school holidays, week long camps as well as taking part in parades on occasions like Remembrance Sunday. On top of all this we meet new friends and get to have fun”.
Commanding Officer, Flying Officer Kate Hearn added “I started as an Air Cadet and am delighted to now have the honour of leading the group and I want to see more young people have the same opportunities for travel, adventure and making friends for life that I had”. Commanding Officer, Flying Officer Kate Hearn added “I started as an Air Cadet and am delighted to now have the honour of leading the group and I want to see more young people have the same opportunities for travel, adventure and making friends for life that I had”.
If you are interested in joining, or just finding out more, then come along to our open evening or e-mail us at [email protected] for more information.
The open evening will take place at the Cadet Centre, 12-14 Sherwood Avenue, Newark, NG24 1QQ.
Outdoor Activities Team Building Competition
1260 Cadets have the opportunity to take part in a camp over the 2019 Easter break.
We are joining up with Grantham Air Cadets to offer a 5-day team building outdoor activity course at Kingswood Colomendy Centre, North Wales. This is an opportinity for the cadets to try and experience activities that we, as a squadron, would not normally be able to offer. Activities are led by qualified staff at the centre and could include climbing, hill walking, abseiling, kayaking and high ropes to name but a few. The camp takes place from April 8 to 12 2019.
The cost includes accommodation, full catering, activities and any specialist equipment. Depending on numbers the cost is expected to be in the region of £270.00. Anyone on income support is encouraged to discuss possible financial support with a member of staff.
Further details are available to Cadets from the 1260 Squadron staff.
Wing Athletics These are our own mini Olympics when, on Saturday 18th May, Cadets from 1260 Squadron compete against Cadets from squadrons across Trent Wing.
In a busy day there are competitions involving running, jumping and throwing with medals awarded to the winners. The best of Trent Wing Cadets will go on to represent the Wing at Regional level later in the year.
Wing Athletics is always a great day and all Cadets are encouraged to attend, if not competing there is plenty of cheering needed to support others.
Windermere Adventure Training Camp
The National Air Cadets Adventure Training Centre (NACATC) at Windermere is the location for a week of adventure training including kayaking, mountain biking, climbing and hill walking.
Full details, including costs, will be posted at the squadron for interested Cadets to express interest in. Places are limited and competition is strong!
Wing Field Day
Wing Field Day takes place on Saturday 6th July at RAF Digby and provides an opportunity for 1260 Squadron Cadets to compete against Cadets from squadrons across Trent Wing.
Annual camps 2019
Every year, Cadets are given the opportunity to attend camps on operational RAF stations. In 2019 Newark Air Cadets have an opportunity to apply for a place on a number of camps including:
RAF Wittering 3 - 10 August;
RAF Wittering 10 - 17 August;
RAF Halton 27 October - 2 November;
These camps are offered with the purpose of getting Cadets even closer to Service life. Cadets will sleep in RAF accommodation blocks, eat at the airmen's mess and visit the various sections around the station. They will meet the base personnel, as well as take part in sports, quizzes, aircraft recognition competitions and any social activities which may be available. There will be drill, uniform and room inspections and everything will earn points for you as an individual and for your team.
Each RAF station has an Air Cadet Liaison Officer (ACLO) who will ensure that the camp runs smoothly and that you get support and as many opportunities to do things as possible.
Places are limited and in great demand, not everyone who wants to attend will be able to. A sheet, with cut-off date, with more information including the cost of attending will be provided at Squadron for Cadets to express their interest in attending.
Trent Wing Annual Camp
Trent Wing Annual Camp
The annual Trent Wing Camp will take place at Beckingham Camp from the 17th to the 24th August 2019.
A tremendous opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities and to meet Cadets from across the Wing this local camp is greatly enjoyed by all who take part.
When available further information will be published about the cost of attending.
Battle of Britain Commemoration Service
Newark Town Council holds a commemorative service, in St Mary Magdalene Parish Church, in conjunction with the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA). This event usually takes place on the Sunday prior to the national event. Before the service, guests will gather in the Ballroom and be welcomed by the Civic Party at 10.15am. A procession will be formed, which will then make its way to the Parish Church. Wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial, with a fly past by a Spitfire, if it has been possible for the RAFA to arrange. After the service, the guests will return to the Town Hall.
There is a parade from London Road car park then a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial commencing at 10.55am. The event is usually supported by RAF Cranwell and if possible a flypast will have been arranged.
Newark Town Council have further information available at http://newark.gov.uk/Civic-Events.aspx
Air Bridge Commemoration Service
To confirm the date and for further information is available from Newark Town Council http://newark.gov.uk/Civic-Events.aspx
Each year, on the last Sunday in October, Polish Airmen who gave their lives in the 2nd World War are remembered at the All Souls ceremony in Newark. The service of remembrance is organised by the Polish Air Force Association. It takes place in the Commonwealth War Graves Section of Newark Cemetery. It normally begins at 3pm when wreaths are laid, and tea lights are lit on each of the graves. This is attended by Polish people from all over the country.
Further information is usually posted on the Newark Town Council website. http://newark.gov.uk/Default.aspx
On Sunday 10th November the Annual Remembrance Day Service & Parade will take place in Newark. There will be a parade from London Road car park then a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial commencing at 10.55am.
The parade will include members of the Newark Branch of the Royal British Legion and representatives from the ex-Service Associations, Sea, Army and Air Cadets.
Following the Church Service there will be a march past in the Market Place when the salute will be taken.