Northumbrian Universities Air Squadron

RAF Volunteer Reserve unit for students from Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland, and Teeside Universities.

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About

NUAS currently has around 60 students and 6 staff. Around 25 students are recruited annually from Universities in the North East. The Squadron’s Flying Headquarters (FHQ) is located at RAF Leeming, near Northallerton in North Yorkshire, and weekly training nights are held in Newcastle.

Selection

Squadron members and staff will be attending the following freshers' fayers:

17 September - Teesside University

18 September - Sunderland University

24 & 25 September - Northumbria University

24 & 25 September - Newcastle University

2 & 3 October - Durham University

9 October - Newcastle open day presentation, 1500 and 1800 at: OTC HQ, St Cuthberts Keep, Holland Drive, NE2 4LD

11 October - Durham open day presentation, 1500 and 1800 at: 234 (City of Durham) Squadron ATC, rear of 53 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JJ

Weekly training

Weekly training nights take place during term time at the Squadron’s Town Headquarters (THQ) near St Cuthbert’s Keep, Newcastle. Annually, the squadron carries out two major adventurous training expeditions, whilst also providing continuous support for minor expeditions throughout the year. Flying occurs from RAF Leeming during term time Monday to Friday.

History

1941 - Formed as Durham University Air Squadron at Woolsingham.

1949 – Squadron moved to Usworth.

1951 – Tiger Moth aircraft replaced by DeHavilland Chipmunks.

1957 – Squadron moved to RAF Ouston.

1963 – Name changed to Northumbrian Universities’ Air Squadron.

1974 – Squadron converted to Scottish Aviation Bulldogs.

Contact details

Northumbrian Universities Air Squadron, RAF Leeming, Gatenby, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1PZ

Email: 6FTS-NUAS-Admin02@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01677 457428

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