SUAS is made up of 7 permanent staff which supports a student membership of 75. Each year approximately 35 students are recruited from Southampton, Southampton Solent, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Winchester, Chichester, Brighton, and Sussex Universities. The Squadron’s Flying Headquarters and Town Headquarters are located at MoD Boscombe Down, near Salisbury in Wiltshire.
SUAS Will be at the following freshers’ fairs this year:
18 September 2019 - Portsmouth University
25 September 2019 - Southampton University
28 September 2019 - Bournemouth University
12 October 2019 – Open Day for interested candidates at Blighmont Barracks, Millbrook Road West, Southampton, SO15 0AJ. There are limited car parking spaces available.
21-29 October 2019 – Selection Interviews will take place at Southampton University Officer Training Corps, 32 Carlton Place, Southampton, SO15 2DX (Please note there are no facilities for car parking. Parking is available in nearby council car parks). Interviews will also be held at the Armed Forces Careers Office, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2EN, dates to be confirmed. Again, there are no car parking facilities.
Students can express an interest in SUAS at their respective Freshers’ Fair. If we’re not there or you miss us, then find us on Facebook or email us using the details below.
Suitable students will be invited to the next stage of the process – details TBC.
SUAS conducts training nights on Tuesday evenings in the Officers’ Mess at MoD Boscombe Down. These weekly training nights cover topics that range from Air Power and current RAF Operations to leadership, current affairs and public speaking.
UAS flying takes place Monday – Friday but there are additional flying camps over Easter, Christmas and the summer.
Five 10-day strike exercises also take place over the summer period, as do multiple summer vacation attachments to various RAF stations throughout the UK.
There are also opportunities for sport and adventurous training expeditions throughout the year which can include skiing, mountain biking, canoeing, rock climbing and sailing.