University of Birmingham
Air Squadron

Force Development

The force development pillar encompasses a range of activities aimed at improving military skills and leadership. This includes weapons training and simulated military exercises.

Strike Exercises

After successfully completing weapons training, students are taught battle tactics and field skills before embarking on a staged exercise in the training area. Here, students learn leadership and courage in themselves as they command their fellow troops in a battle scenario to accomplish the goal. Strike exercises are physically and mentally challenging, with arguably the greatest personal development and sense of accomplishment of any activity on UBAS.