Friday 31st March 2017 will see a those Cadets who joined 1260 Squadron in September 2016, ITF2, graduate.
The evening will take place in the impressive surroundings of Newark Town Hall and Air Cadets from the initial training flight who joined in the autumn of 2016 graduating and taking their place on the Squadron as full Cadets. Over the previous months they 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.
1260 Squadron is grateful to Newark Town Council and the Mayor of Newark for allowing us to use the prestigious Ballroom at Newark Town Hall for our event.
1260 Cadets have the opportunity to take part in camps over the 2017 Easter break.
We are joining up with Grantham Air Cadets to offer a 5-day team building outdoor activity course in Wales that will involve adventerous training such as rock climbing, hill walking and abseiling. The camp takes place from April 3 to 7 2017.
In addition, Trent Wing are offering an Easter Camp at RAF Valley from 1 - 8 April. This camp, based on an active RAF base, provides Cadets with an opportunity to get to know what life is like in the RAF.
Places for both camps are limited.
Further details are available to Cadets from the 1260 Squadron staff.
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 25 April 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.
Nottinghamshire County Show - May 2017
1260 Squadron Newark & District Air Cadets have previously exhibited at the Nottinghamshire County Show which, in 2017, takes place on Saturday and Sunday 13 and 14 May 2017.
We are planning our activities for 2017 but we hope to be recruiting both new Air Cadets and adult volunteers interested in assisting us. Confirmation of our attendance at the show in 2017 will be posted on this website in due course.
The show organisers have promised there will be plenty of activities taking place to keep everyone occupied and interested.
Back for the 6th year running, the now well established three day festival at the Riverside Park in view of Newark Castle, presents as its highlight, a strong 80’s Night featuring UB40, Matt King and Level 42 and the original Wailers who will be performing Bob Marley and the Wailers classics on Saturday 17 June 2017.
Friday 16 June is Riverside Rocks which includes tribute bands Kazabian, Oasish, Snow Control and Stereotonics.
Sunday 18 June is the Free Family Day takes place at the Riverside Park with a day full of entertainment, food and drink for all the family and the evening ‘Swing in the Park’ Concert and fireworks.
Further details are available at http://www.newarkfestival.co.uk/
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.
Details of the national Armed Forces Day ceremony can be found at https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/
Newark Armed Forces Day
The Newark Armed Forces Day event will take place on Sunday 25 June in the Market Place.
The day will start with a parade of veterans, serving military personnel and cadets led by a band. There will be a family funday to accompany the parade and various competitions.
Newark Town Council is providing administration of the event.
1260 @ Balderton Village Fete
Balderton Village Fete takes place on Sunday 16 July 2017 and 1260 Squadron Newark & District Air Cadets will be present to talk to visitors about joining us.
There are more details of the Fete available at https://www.facebook.com/baldertonvillagesummerfete/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
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.
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 http://scamptonairshow.com/default.asp
Air Bridge Commemoration Service
The date for the 2017 Air Bridge Ceremony has yet to be confirmed. Further information is available from Newark Town Council.
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