Welcome to the RAeS Historical Group

The Historical Group exists to provide a focus within the RAeS for the study and discussion of aerospace history, and to contribute on behalf of the Society to wider activities in this field, both in the UK and internationally.

The Group organises lecture and discussion evenings at Hamilton Place - typically four or five per year. One-day conferences on specific subjects are also held occasionally

In This Section

  • Events

    Details on forthcoming RAeS Historical Conferences, Lectures & Seminars

  • Committee

  • Activities

    Discover what other activities the Historical Group is involved in

  • Contact Us

    Contact the RAeS Historical Group or sign up to its mailing list

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July 2015


  • 7 Sep
    HQ Lecture

    The Vickers Wellington

    This lecture will be delivered by Dr Steve Bond, who will be talking about the Vickers Wellington, the only RAF bomber to serve in its original role from the first day of the European war to the last, and to serve as such in every theatre of World War II in a wide variety of roles.

  • 7 Sep
    Branch Event

    RAF Air-to-Air Missiles- The First 30 Years

    Covers the 50s period when Fireflash was developed, together with Aberporth Range & LLanbedr airfield, goes in the 60s period with Lightning )Firestreak & Red Top), then to Phantom (Sparrow III & Sidewinder) (70s) and finishes with Skyflash (Tornado ADV)(80s). Also firing AAMs against Jindivik in Aberporth Range operating from Valley, and high-level firings against Stilletto high-speed tgts.

  • 10 Sep
    HQ Lecture

    Flight Test Lecture

    This lecture will be organised by the Flight Test Group. Further details will be available shortly.