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 Wind Tunnels will open again on March 24th and the 2022 tour season will run until October 27th. Details at Wind Tunnel Tours>>

Covid Secure Guided tours of the Man-Carrying Centrifuge are running. Details at https://farnboroughcentrifuge.org.uk/


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