Events

Sep 24

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.
 

Further information is available from Newark Town Council http://newark.gov.uk/Civic-Events.aspx 

 

 

 



Sep 28

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 28 September 2017, 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. 

 

 

 



Oct 29

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 12

Remembrance Sunday

10:30 - 12:00

On Sunday 12th 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.

 



Dec 21

Fund raising at Waitrose

10:00 - 16:00

Waitrose have very kindly supported Newark & District Air Cadets for a number of years by allowing Cadets to pack customer shopping and, hopefully, receive a donation in return.

This is our major fund raising event of the year with the money we collect paying to keep our mini bus on the road by covering insurance, road tax, MOT and service costs.

All 1260 Cadets are expected to take part in this activity and a rota system will be in place to ensure that there are Cadets available throughout the day. A sheet for Cadets to complete confirming the times that they will be at Waitrose will be available at Squadron.