Sep 26

Open Evening for new Air Cadets

19:00 - 21:00

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 26th September 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, Flight Lieutenant 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 call on a Tuesday or Thursday evening on 01636 701260 for more information.

The open evening will take place at the Cadet Centre, 12-14 Sherwood Avenue, Newark, NG24 1QQ. 




Sep 29

Air Bridge Commemoration Service


This is an event held at Newark Cemetery – at a special memorial near to the Polish War Graves – usually around the third Sunday of September.
Newark Town Council has taken over the whole organisation of the event, (it was previously organised by the Airbridge Association).  The service remembers the 250 airmen who lost their lives during the Air Bridge operations, which helped the Warsaw uprising in 1944.  People from all over the country and Poland attend, and wreaths are laid.  Refreshments are then served at the Town Hall.

Further information is available from Newark Town Council 




Oct 27

All Souls

15:00 -

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.



Nov 10

Remembrance Sunday

10:30 - 12:00

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.


Dec 06

Quiz Night - RAFA and Air Cadets

19:00 - 22:00

QUIZ NIGHT – FRIDAY 6th December 2019

Newark RAFA and 1260 Squadron Newark & District Air Cadets Quiz Night.

A fun quiz night for all ages, open to all, members, parents and cadets and friends to fundraise for both organisations. Prizes for the winning team.
There will be a raffle on the night, lots of exciting prizes.
Newark RAFA Club, London Road Car Park (at the rear of the Odeon Cinema) Newark with a 7.00 for 7.30pm start.
Cash bar available.
Fish and chip supper available to order on the night, at extra cost. Food is served during an interval.
Teams are a maximum of 6 people and the cost of entering is £10.00 per team. This does not include food/drinks.
To attend, for further information or to offer a raffle prize please e-mail the Squadron Treasurer at 
The quiz master has the final say on all issues.


Jun 21

Newark Armed Forces Day

09:30 - 14:45


Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces Community, from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets.

Newark Armed Forces Day will take place in Newark Market Place on Sunday 21 June 2020. 

1260 Squadron Newark & District Air Cadets will be on parade and the Squadron will have a stall in the Market Place so please come and visit us and say hello.

Alongside the parade there will be a programme of entertainment and dispays.

Details of the national Armed Forces Day ceremony can be found at