Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron

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)

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Description area

Dates of existence

Established 1941

History

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.

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Relationships area

Related entity

University of Glasgow (1451 to date)

Identifier of the related entity

C0045

Category of the relationship

associative

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Description of relationship

Related entity

University of Strathclyde (1964 to date)

Identifier of the related entity

C0047

Category of the relationship

associative

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Description of relationship

Related entity

Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow (1887-1964)

Identifier of the related entity

C0065

Category of the relationship

associative

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Description of relationship

Control area

Authority record identifier

C0369

Institution identifier

GB 249

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Created by Rachel Pike, March 2012

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