ITF2 2019 Graduation
A date of Thursday 20th February 2020 has been set for the Graduation ceremony when Air Cadets who joined 1260 Squadron in September 2019 will graduate at Newark RAFA Club.
This is always a great evening when parents have an opportunity to see their sons and daughters graduate and receive their certificates.
Wing Athletics These are our own mini Olympics when, on Saturday 16th 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.
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 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 https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/
Wing Field Day
Wing Field Day takes place on Saturday 11th July at RAF Digby and provides an opportunity for 1260 Squadron Cadets to compete against Cadets from squadrons across Trent Wing.
Annual Camps - RAF Bases
Every year, Cadets are given the opportunity to attend summer camps on operational RAF stations. In 2020 Newark Air Cadets have an opportunity to apply for a place on a number of summer camps including:
RAF Northolt 18 - 25 July;
RAF Benson 25 July to 1 August;
RAF Henlow 8 - 15 August.
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 Wreatham Camp, Thetford, from the 22nd to the 29th August 2020.
A tremendous opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities and to meet Cadets from across the Wing this camp is greatly enjoyed by all who take part.
When available further information will be published about the cost of attending.
On Sunday 8th 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.