Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve unit which recruits undergraduates from the University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, University of the West of Scotland, University of Stirling, Glasgow Caledonian University and Glasgow School of Art.

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About

UGSAS is manned for up to 60 undergraduate members.  Up to 30 members are recruited annually from the constituent universities.  Our Town Headquarters (THQ) is in Park Circus, overlooking Kelvingrove Park and the University of Glasgow.  Unusually for a UAS, we do not operate from a military airfield; instead our Flying Element is at Glasgow International Airport.

Weekly training

Other than when university exams are under way, Training Nights take place on Thursday evenings at THQ.  Flying instruction takes place on Tuesday – Friday during term time and Monday to Friday during holiday periods. 

UGSAS deploys for Easter, summer and autumn camps to give opportunities to experience the RAF lifestyle and to provide continuity in flying instruction.  There are opportunities throughout the year to get involved with sport, adventurous training and personal and professional development.

History

1941 - Formed to deliver training to undergraduates prior to their entry to the RAF.

1946 - The Squadron was equipped with their first aircraft, the Tiger Moth at HMS Sanderling, now Glasgow Airport.

1965 - The Squadron changed its name from University of Glasgow Air Squadron to reflect the new name of Strathclyde University.

2000 - The Squadron re-equipped with the Grob Tutor.

 

Contact details

Town Headquarters

Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron, 12 Park Circus, Glasgow, G3 6AX

Phone: 0141 332 2548

Flying Headquarters

Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron, Glasgow Airport, Paisley PA3 2ST

Email: 6FTS-UGSAS-AdminTeam@mod.gov.uk

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