Cadets will be raising a cuppa for charity

346 (Tynemouth) Squadron ATC took part in the Battle of Britain commemoration at Durham Cathedral.
346 (Tynemouth) Squadron ATC took part in the Battle of Britain commemoration at Durham Cathedral.

Young air cadets from North Tyneside are hoping their latest fundraising effort will be everyone’s cup of tea.

Cadets from 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron ATC will be holding a Battle of Britain coffee morning on Saturday at North Shields Methodist Church on Hawkeys Lane.

At the same time the squadron’s cadets will also be out in force collecting in North Shields and Tynemouth for the RAF Benevolent Fund to coincide with Battle of Britain Day on Sunday.

The date marks the day in 1940 on which the most decisive confrontation in the Battle of Britain took place in the skies above London when the RAF’s Fighter Command gained air supremacy over the German Luftwaffe.

At the weekend, the squadron mustered with fellow cadets from across the region for a Battle of Britain Parade and commemoration service at Durham Cathedral.

The coffee morning, which takes place between 10am and noon, will raise money for both 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

There will be a tombola, raffle and a series of stalls at the coffee morning.