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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April 2015


  • 27 Apr
    Corporate Partner Event

    Corporate Partner Briefing by Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports

    A briefing on the strategy and model that contributed to the rapid ascension of Dubai International to its status as the world's busiest international airport, as well as plans for the $32 billion expansion of Dubai's second largest airport, Al Maktoum International, at Dubai World Central.

  • 27 Apr
    HQ Lecture

    Alan Bristow Memorial Lecture 2015

    This lecture is held in memoriam of Alan Bristow; a key figure in the rotary world. The lecture will cover 'Contemporary Royal Naval Helicopter Operations' and will be given by Cdr Glyn Owen, Commanding Officer 825 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy & Peter Prager, Head Of Training Operations (UK), AgustaWestland.

  • 28 Apr
    Named Lecture

    Commercial Aviation Trends - Past, Present and Future

    Sir Roy McNulty, Chairman of Gatwick Airport Limited will discuss some of the principal trends which have affected the industry in the UK over the past 40 years – technological, commercial, operational, environmental, regulatory and political.