New Crest For NIUAS
Congratulations to the Northern Ireland Universities’ Air Squadron (NIUAS) on the approval of their new crest. Five years ago NIUAS designed a new crest and submitted for approval.
The beautiful crest has a crown on top with a harp and book in the centre with the phrase: Novos Finis Usque Petentes, which translates as: ‘Always Seeking New Horizons’.
NIUAS is a Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve unit for full-time undergraduate students from Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University. It was formed in November 2015 some 20 years after the Queen’s University Air Squadron was disbanded. There are 15 University Air Squadrons of which NIUAS is the most recent.
NIUAS operates out of Aldergrove Flying Station, located by Belfast International Airport and once-a-month from Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association for Northern Ireland (RFCA NI) HQ in central Belfast. The NIUAS activities model is delivered via four classifications as follows: Flying, Adventurous Training, Sport, and Force Development.