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Farnborough Air Sciences Museum


Personal Papers


























The archives contain the personal papers of a number of individuals involved with both the RAE and RAE-related aviation in general. These papers range from personal documents such as diaries, letters, photographs and memoirs, to operational records like log books, reports, files, training notebooks and other service documents.

Important figures from the history of the RAE and aviation are represented, such as Desmond King-Hele (polymath and space scientist), Townsend, Stan Hutton (an aerodynamicist who worked at Volkenrode at the end of WW2 running their windtunnels), Geoff Pope (Director RAE), George Bulman (Test Pilot), some George Miles papers and drawings and other papers from AA Griffiths, as well as those of less celebrated servicemen and women.

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 2024 Wind Tunnel Tour Season is now running until 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
(Office manned Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays)

Arts Council Accredited Museum