Events

Mar 05

ITF2 2018 Graduation

19:30 - 21:00

A provisional date of Tuesday 5th March 2019 has been set for the Graduation ceremony when Air Cadets who joined 1260 Squadron in September 2018 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.



Apr 04

Open Evening for new Air Cadets

19:30 - 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 19.30 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. 

 

 

 



Apr 08

Outdoor Activities Team Building Competition

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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. 



May 18

Wing Athletics

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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.

 



May 25

Windermere Adventure Training Camp

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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! 



Jul 06

Wing Field Day

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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.



Aug 17

Trent Wing Annual Camp

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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.

 





Sep 08

Battle of Britain Commemoration Service

10:30 - 13:30

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. 

Speeches will be made by the Town Mayor and a representative from the Royal Air Force Association.
 
On Sunday, 15 September 1940, the Luftwaffe launched its largest and most concentrated attack against London in the hope of drawing out the RAF into a battle of annihilation. Around 1,500 aircraft took part in the air battles which lasted until dusk. The action was the climax of the Battle of Britain and this event commemorates this historic event.

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 

 

 

 



Sep 15

Air Bridge Commemoration Service

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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.
 

To confirm the date and for further information is available from Newark Town Council http://newark.gov.uk/Civic-Events.aspx 

 

 

 



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. http://newark.gov.uk/Default.aspx

 

 



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.