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. The event is usually supported by RAF Cranwell and if possible a flypast will have been arranged.


10.0am to 10.30am Arrival of RAFC Cranwell personnel, RAF College Band, ATC cadets and comrades at London Road car park.

10.50am Main Parade departs London Road Car Park to parade to War Memorial via the bottom end of London Road car park, Baldertongate and Appletongate.

The Parade, will consist of a flight of Officer Cadets from RAFC Cranwell, 1260 ATC Squadron and old comrades, led by the RAF College Band.

10.55am Main parade arrives at War Memorial.

11.00am Wreath laying ceremony to commence after the Church clock finishes striking 11.

11.15am Church Service.

12.15pm Church Service ends.

The Civic Party to parade out of Church by the main door to the saluting dais, which will be situated in the Market Place on the right hand side of the centre aisle opposite the Town Hall for the march past.

Newark Town Council have further information available at 




Sep 17

ITF2 2019 Graduation

19:30 - 21:00

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.

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.


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