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 FAST Museum RE-OPENED on Saturday 31 July 2021.

The Wind Tunnels remain CLOSED, but we expect an update on this very soon.

Covid Secure Guided tours of the Man-Carrying Centrifuge are running.


All postponed events are currently being rescheduled and dates will be posted soon>>


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