SUAS - Social
Our social calendar does not just revolve around our weeklytown nights, although members have the opportunity to take part in fundraisingand social events most weeks. Another aspect of the Squadron Social Calendar isthe formal events that run throughout the year. Last year we organised aChristmas Draw, Leavers Ball as well as the Annual Dinner. The squadron also,in association with the SURNU and Southampton OTC, took the lead in organisingthe first annual Tri-Service charity ball at Easter, which raised nearly £1,000for our charities. In addition members are given the privilege of attendingRAF Formal events at Boscombe Down, with the Christmas and Summer Ballshighlights of many a members’ year, giving a great opportunity toexperience military traditions.
In addition to the more traditional social scene, thesquadron regularly partakes in less ordinary social activities such aspaintball, go-karting and bowling. These are often undertaken when the squadrondeploys during the summer on our training periods, which can be very intense.The social activities allow us to relax outside of the rigours of militarytraining.
The squadron has a wonderful social atmospherewhich we warmly allow friends, relatives and members of the public toexperience through our yearly parties and social activities. This year we alsoplan to reinstate a Family’s Day at Boscombe Down which will enable us towelcome friends and family to get a flavour for the many activities andopportunities we are privileged to access.