#1725 Liverpool UAS Tutor print

Liverpool UAS Tutor print
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43.8 cm x 29.2 cm
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Tutor
G-BYVI
Liverpool UAS
RAF Woodvale
UK - Air Force
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Squadron Prints Lithograph No. 1725 - G-BYVI, Tutor, Liverpool Uiniversity Air Squadron, RAF Woodvale.

Liverpool University Air Squadron was formed by the Military Education Committee on 4 January 1941. It occupied premises in Abercromby Square and was commanded by Wing Commander H H Martin RAF. Instruction started the following month with undergraduates attending two afternoons a week to study the Theory of Flight, Basic Navigation, Aircraft Recognition and engage in Drill and Physical Training. Cadets were flown at RAF Speke and Sealand in Tiger Moth aircraft. With the end of the Second World War the Squadron disbanded on 30 June 1946 having trained a large number of operational aircrew during the war years. Liverpool University Air Squadron reformed on 1 December 1950 with Chipmunk T10 aircraft flying initially from RAF Hooton Park but moved to its current home at RAF Woodvale in July 1951. It also flew a number of loaned Harvard, Prentice and Provost aircraft at this time. The Squadron retained a Town Headquarters in Liverpool until April 2001. The Scottish Aviation Bulldog T Mk1 aircraft replaced the Chipmunk in 1975 and these, in turn, were replaced by the Grob G.115E Tutor in March 2001. These aircraft are fully aerobatic and are powered by the Textron-Lycoming 180hp engine. In addition to the University of Liverpool the Squadron recruits from Liverpool John Moores University, Edge Hill University, Liverpool Hope University, Bangor University, Lancaster University and the University of Central Lancashire. Today the Squadron provides Elementary Flying Training to undergraduate candidates for the Royal Air Force. The Squadron badge comprises a Cormorant holding a branch of seaweed in its beak (as in the Arms of the University of Liverpool), standing on a book. The motto, Studiis Divisi Volando Sociati, translates into; In studies they are divided, by flying they are united;. The Squadron colours are China Blue, White and Black.

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