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.

Flying from RAF Wittering, with a town headquarters in Cambridge.

Trains students in flying, leadership and adventurous training.

Recruits around 30 students each year from local universities. Notable members include Sir Frank Whittle, the inventor of the jet engine.

We equip learning with wings


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.

Contact details

Town Headquarters

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

Flying Headquarters

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

Email: [email protected]


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