RAF Centenary

Part of Leaving the EU – in the House of Commons at 6:09 pm on 26th November 2018.

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Photo of Paul Sweeney Paul Sweeney Shadow Minister (Scotland) 6:09 pm, 26th November 2018

The Secretary of State makes reference to the air cadets, who do a fantastic job spreading the social footprint of the Air Force and our communities around the UK, but we should also recognise the contribution of our university air squadrons. On Friday night, I had the pleasure of attending the annual dinner of the Military Education Committee of the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, where we celebrated the university air squadron and the other service organisations in the universities. The university air squadron in Glasgow has been in existence since 1941, when it recruited over 400 airmen into the RAF as officers and pilot officers. It made a huge contribution to war effort and continues to do so to this day.