Farnborough Air Sciences Museum


John Rawlings Collection





















The Rev John Rawlings was a Chaplain to RAE Farnborough from 1968 to 1990 and his passion was aviation. Better known as the ‘Flying Rev’ he was an aviation journalist, photographer, historian and author of eight titles.

Over the years and his tours around the RAF Squadrons, and also at RAE, he amassed an enormous number of personal and commercial photographs and postcards. In addition, he filled many notebooks with details of aircraft, their tail numbers and squadron identity. He also collected articles on RAF Squadrons and collated those into a collection for each squadron.

A diverse, expansive and eclectic collection now housed at FAST.

Enquiries & Access

If you wish to see any of our archives or artefacts, or to enquire whether we have a particular item, please see Enquiries & Access for details and forms.


Saturdays, Sundays and
Bank Holiday Mondays
10.00am - 4.00pm


The 2023 Wind Tunnel Tour Season is now CLOSED but the waiting list for 2024 is OPEN. The 2024 Wind Tunnel Tour Season runs from 31st March to 27th October 2024. Details at Wind Tunnel Tours>>


FAST Talks have now resumed, please see FAST Events for details.


Trenchard House
85 Farnborough Road
Hampshire GU14 6TF

Tel: 01252 375050
Email: secretary@airsciences.org.uk
(Office manned Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays)

Arts Council Accredited Museum