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. Newark has been appointed the lead town for Armed Forces Day celebrations for the county of Nottinghamshire.
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 is a programme of entertainment and dispays including the Military Wives Choir, a Swing band and a Rock Choir as well as face painting and a punch & Judy show.
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
ITF2 2019 Graduation
A provisional date of Tuesday 17th September 2019 has been set for the Graduation ceremony when Air Cadets who joined 1260 Squadron in April 2019 will graduate.
This is always a great evening when parents have an opportunity to see their sons and daughters graduate and receive their certificates.
The venue and date will be confirmed as soon as possible.
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 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.
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.