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!
Newark Armed Forces Day
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 23 June 2019.
1260 Squadron Newark & District Air Cadets will have a stall in the Market Place so please come and visit us and say hello.
Details of the national Armed Forces Day ceremony can be found at https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/
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.