Universities of Wales Air Squadron


OC UWAS Welcome to the Universities of Wales Air Squadron's (UWAS) Homepage. One of 15 UAS in the UK, we are located at MOD St Athan in South Wales and offer undergraduate students the chance to experience life in the RAF as an Officer Cadet in the RAF Volunteer Reserve.

Our aim is to attract high quality undergraduates, developing them through the activities we offer, thus helping to prepare them for future life, either in the Royal Air Force or in Business.

UWAS members have the opportunity to develop their leadership, management and organisational skills through the environments of adventurous training, sport and military skills. At the same time all Squadron members have the unique opportunity to learn to fly with RAF flying instructors.

There is no commitment for our volunteer members to join the RAF upon graduation. However, if the lifestyle appeals to you, we are able to assist your application to join the RAF or for university sponsorship.

If you are interested in joining and are studying at one of the below universities please use the above links for further information or click here to go directly to our How to Join page. If you are not at one of the following universities but are still interested in joining a UAS, please see the find a squadron page for our sister Squadrons or contact your local Armed Forces Careers Office (AFCO).

Squadron Leader Rich Elford

Officer Commanding Universities of Wales Air Squadron

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