The Beginning

In 1925, as a component of the making of save powers for the generally new Imperial Flying corps, Master Trenchard initiated a Volunteer Save air squadron at Cambridge College to support reasonable young fellows of good training to join the recently shaped Illustrious Aviation based armed forces – or if nothing else view it with support when they framed the positions of government or involved other high echelons of society. That was pursued three weeks after the fact by the production of a comparative squadron at Oxford and in 1935 a third squadron at the College of London.

Then, in 1940, on account of the wearing down of aircrew and the need to enlist substitutions and extend their numbers, Aberdeen College Air Squadron was made, alongside those at the other three antiquated Scottish colleges and some more seasoned English ones, as a feature of the extension of the RAF Save to get ready undergrad men volunteering for aircrew obligations for call-up for war administration. In any event two of these squadrons, Aberdeen and St Andrews, likewise given short direct section introductory (officer) aircrew instructional class places for non-students – basically more seasoned and for the most part English open school children – who did not go to college all things considered but rather went on to aircrew preparing focuses toward the finish of their half year course. 

After talks with the College’s recently made Military Instruction Advisory group headed by the Primary, enrolling for AUAS started decisively under its first CO, Wing Administrator Streatfield, incidentally refreshed from his post as CO of one of the Blenheim plane squadrons at that point based at the recently made RAF Dyce. Among others to go along with him later as educators were Teacher Edward M. Wright, later Essential of the College and at the time the leader of the College’s Maths Division and himself ex-Oxford UAS who later joined the code-breakers at Bletchley Park, and Dr Potter, one of his Maths Office staff.   

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