Type of entity
Authorized form of name
Parallel form(s) of name
Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules
Other form(s) of name
- Royal College of Science and Technology Air Squadron (1956-1964)
- Royal Technical College Air Squadron (1941-1956)
Identifiers for corporate bodies
Dates of existence
The Squadron was formed 13 January 1941. Its objectives were to promote an interest in the Royal Air Force and in aviation matters amongst the staff and students of the University, to encourage and train students wishing to take up aeronautics as a profession either in the Royal Air Force or in a civilian capacity and to give suitable Squadron members an opportunity to obtain commissions in the Royal Air Force on graduation.
Flying was initially carried out from the Royal Naval Air Station at Abbotsinch, which later became Glasgow Airport. In 1950, while the airfield was having its runways relaid, the Squadron moved to Scone Airfield at Perth. In 1969, it moved back to Glasgow Airport.