Fund raising at Waitrose
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.
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.
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/
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.