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 19.30 on Tuesday 20th March 2018 with parents/guardians, to find out more about joining this active group.
Cadet Zoe Walker 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 Martin Derbyshire added “I started as an Air Cadet when I was 13 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.
Tuesday 27th March 2018 will see a those Cadets who joined 1260 Squadron in September 2017, ITF2, graduate.
Air Cadets from the initial training flight who joined in the autumn of 2017 will graduate and take their place on the Squadron as full Cadets. Over the previous months they will have worked together to learn new skills and to pass initial examinations meaning they can now participate fully in all Squadron activities.
The evening is open to parents and families of all graduating cadets from 1260 Squadron and a buffet will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Parents are encouraged to bring along their cameras as this is a great occasion for recording and sharing our successes.
Details of the venue will be posted here nearer to the event taking place.
These are our own mini Olympics when, on Sunday 12 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.
Civilian Committee Annual General Meeting
Civilian Committee Annual General Meeting
The main role of the civilian committee is to support the squadron by raising funds and to assist with events and recruitment.
The AGM takes place on Thursday 17 May 2018 at Newark RAFA Club, London Road Car Park, Newark with a 7.30pm start.
All parents of 1260 cadets are very welcome to attend and is your opportunity to find out more about the role and work of the committee.
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
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 24 June 2018. Further details will be available nearer to the date.
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 Sunday 1st 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 2018 Newark Air Cadets have an opportunity to apply for a place on a number of summer camps including:
The dates for these will be added to the website once confirmed.
Trent Wing Camp at Beckingham from 18th August to 25th 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 Beckingham Camp from the 18th to the 25th August 2018.
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
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 11th 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.