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Name: University Air Training Corps, No. 11 University of New Brunswick Squadron.

Previous/other names: U.A.T.C.

Prominent date(s) of activity: Fall 1942 -

History: University Air Training Corps (U.A.T.C.) squadrons were set up in several universities across the country and, under government regulations, were part of the Reserve of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Students that were planning on enlisting with Royal Canadian Air Force (R.C.A.F.) upon the completion of their course were encouraged to train with the U.A.T.C. instead of the C.O.T.C., allowing them to skip basic training and enter Elementary Flight School or Navigation School directly.

Activities: Those enrolled in the U.A.T.C. underwent two years of prescribed training. They were divided into two groups: air crew and ground crew. Supplemented by training exercises, members of the U.A.T.C. were lectured in Air Navigation, the theory of Flight, Armament, Organization and Administration, and other topics dependant on group.

Those enrolled in the U.A.T.C. travelled to Moncton for a training camp at No. 8 S.F.T.S. in the spring of 1943.

Note(s): After the Second World War, the U.R.T.P. was established to ensure the training of a reserve body of Royal Canadian Air Force.


  • The Brunswickan, vol. 62, no. 6, 30 October 1942, p. 1.
  • The Brunswickan
  • The Brunswickan, vol. 63, no. 2, 8 October 1943, p. 1.
  • Up the Hill, 1943, War Effort.
  • Up the Hill, 1953, p. 89.

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