Charles Durant

Deputy President

Charles is one of the two Deputy Presidents.

She joined UBAS as a fresh faced first year in 2006 while studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham.

During her four years on the Squadron she captained the UBAS rugby team to many a Sunday training session at Selly Park after a night out at FAB, and even the occasional game against the Squadron’s arch rivals.

The final year of UBAS was her favourite; finally becoming an Acting Pilot Officer and being sent for her solo flight by Foots – a particularly proud moment as this was before she learnt to drive. This was very quickly followed by a second solo flight which ended with a bird strike on the final approach, quickly followed by a fire engine greeting her on landing.

Now living in London, Charles works for Amazon on super-fun technical projects. She spends much of this time volunteering as an Ambassador in schools trying to inspire young students. “More often though, they are teaching me!”