Farnborough Air Sciences Museum

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Social History & RAE News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not a lot of information on the social aspects of life in the Royal Aircraft Factory and Establishment in the early days remains. There are two short diaries written by women workers around 1916 and some other reminisces in the RAE Chronicles – documents on the pre-WW1 times and during WW1 up to the formation of the RAE in 1918.

However, in 1948 an Establishment monthly magazine was started – the RAE News – and this carries much of the social and technical life of RAE up to 1992 when it closed down. 

The archive includes a complete set of this house magazine published between 1948 and 1991.

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.

MUSEUM OPENING HOURS

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

LATEST NEWS

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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Trenchard House
85 Farnborough Road
Farnborough
Hampshire GU14 6TF

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

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