Cambridge University Air Squadron

RAF Volunteer Reserve unit for students from Cambridge University, University of East Anglia, Anglia Ruskin University, and the University of Essex.

Crest for Cambridge University Air Squadron

We equip learning with wings


  • Flying from RAF Wittering, with a town headquarters in Cambridge.
  • Recruits around 30 students each year from local universities.
  • Trains students in flying, leadership and adventurous training.
  • Notable members include Sir Frank Whittle, the inventor of the jet engine.

Weekly training

Weekly training nights are held at the town headquarters during term time. Alongside this there is flying training from RAF Wittering, adventurous training throughout the year, sports competitions, ceremonial events, and social events punctuating the annual calendar.


1925 - Founded as the first University Air Squadron in the World.

1973 - Re-equipped with the Scottish Aviation Bulldog.

2015 - Relocated to RAF Wittering flying the Grob Tutor.

Associated Universities

Contact details

Town Headquarters

Cambridge University Air Squadron, 2 Chaucer Road, Cambridge, CB2 7EB.


Phone: 01223 356942

Flying Headquarters

Cambridge University Air Squadron, RAF Wittering, Peterborough, Cambs, PE8 6HB

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