Jul 07

Charity concert - Band of the RAF College

19:00 -

The Band of the RAF College returns to Newark with their big band 'Royal Air Force Swing Wing' on Friday 7 July 2017 for another evening of music and entertainment for all at Newark Palace Theatre.

Based at the RAF College Cranwell, the Band continues to perform at a diverse range of venues and engagements across the UK and counties worldwide, and is arguably the RAF Bad most steeped in musical history and tradition. This concert is a charity event to raise welfare funds through the Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust.



Jul 22

Annual Camps - RAF Bases


Every year, Cadets are given the opportunity to attend camps on operational RAF stations. In 2017 Newark Air Cadets have an opportunity to apply for a place on a number of summer camps including:

RAF Spadeadam from 22 July to 29 July;

RAF Valley from 22 July to 29 July;

RAF Spadeadam from 29 July to 5th August;

RAF Spadeadam from 5th August to 12thAugust

RAF Halton from 5th August to 12th August;

RAF Speadadam from 12th August to 19th August;

Trent Wing Camp at Beckingham from 19th 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 is provided at Squadron for Cadets to express their interest in attending.


Sep 09

Scampton Air Show


Scampton Airshow will be an exciting, two-day, family friendly airshow, taking place over 9-10 September 2017 at RAF Scampton, the home of the Red Arrows.

Further information is available at


Sep 16

1260 Squadron Dining-In night with Graduation and


e 1260 Squadron Newark & District Air Cadets Dining-In night will incorporate the Graduation ceremony for Air Cadets who joined earlier in 2017 (ITF1) and the Annual Presentation of Squadron Awards. Three events for the price of one!

Our Dining-In night will be in the style of a Royal Air Force Dining-In evening so dress will No.5 (or No.4 interim) for uniformed staff and guests and black tie (or ladies equivalent) for civilian guests.

Taking place on Saturday 16 September at Kelham Hall the event is open to all and we especially look forward to welcoming parents to support their sons and daughters who may be graduating or receiving an award to recognise outstanding achievement.

Further information will be added to this website but to register your interest in attending or to donate a raffle prize e-mail [email protected]


Sep 17

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.

The date for the 2017 Air Bridge Ceremony has yet to be confirmed. Further information is available from Newark Town Council.




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.