CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3871
TitleUniversity of Aberdeen Air Squadron (AUAS) and former members association papers
Date1940s - current
Extent5 wrapped items and 6 archive boxes: 3 linear metres
Creator NameUniversity of Aberdeen Air Squadron (1941 - 1981)
Aberdeen, Dundee and St. Andrew's Universities Air Squadron (1981 - 2003)
University of Aberdeen Air Squadron former members association (1966 - )
Administrative HistoryUniversity of Aberdeen Air Squadron was formed in January 1941 at Marischal College and operated until 1981. The Squadron flew first Tiger Moth, then Chipmunk and later Bulldog aircraft from Dyce. In 1981 the Squadron merged with St Andrews squadron and moved to Leuchars. The new squadron was called Aberdeen, Dundee and St. Andrew's Universities Air Squadron but in 2003 that was changed again to the East of Scotland Universities Air Squadron (ESUAS).

The former members association was founded in 1966 and is still active.

For more information see 'A Short History of the Aberdeen University Air Squadron 1940 - 1973' by Lieutenant Colonel W.M. McNeill and updated history by Rob Christie (see catalogue section 6).
SourceDeposited by Rob Christie on behalf of the former members of the former members association in June 2011, following their 70th anniversary celebrations in Aberdeen. There have been a few additions since via Kitty Morrice, Commanding Officer's personal secretary (February 2013) and Martin Wagrel, 1948 - 1951 member (June 2013).
DescriptionSquadron administrative records 1971 - 1990
Squadron membership records 1962 - 1990
Squadron and association publicity 1960s - 2005
Squadron and association photographs and films 1943 - current
Former members association records 1960s - current
Histories 1970s - current
Deposited material 1956 - 1976
AccrualsYes, Former members association newsletters.
Access StatusRestricted
Access ConditionsSome records contain personal information and may be closed for 75 (for adults) and 100 (for children 16 and under) years under the Data Protection Act (1998). See relevant catalogue sections.
Physical DescriptionSection 4 contains audio-visual material.
Related MaterialA uniform, flying suit and helmet have been deposited with Marsichal Museum.
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