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Farnborough Collection

"Farnborough: A Historic Hub of Aviation Marvels" Step back in time to 1955, where the R. A. F

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Four Hawker Hunter 1s of 54 Squadron aerobatic team

Four Hawker Hunter 1s of 54 Squadron aerobatic team rehearsing for their Farnborough display. September 1955. Date: 1955

Background imageFarnborough Collection: RAE Farnborough

RAE Farnborough

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Farnborough

Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Farnborough International Airshow. Note distinctive swept back wing shape

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Avro Vulcan B2 XH534 Farnborough

Avro Vulcan B2 XH534 Farnborough
The second B2 Vulcan built was based at A&AEE Boscombe Down for trials until 1965. The Vulcan display was always one of the highlights of Farnborough Air Show. Date: 1960

Background imageFarnborough Collection: The new R. A. F. Centrifuge 1955

The new R. A. F. Centrifuge 1955
Testing the effects of gravitational stresses experienced by pilots at high speeds: the new R.A.F. centrifuge at the Royal Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine at Farnborough, Hampshire

Background imageFarnborough Collection: The Great Fight for the Championship

The Great Fight for the Championship

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Saunders Roe SR-45 Princess Flying Boat

Saunders Roe SR-45 Princess Flying Boat Making a Low-Level Flypast at the Farnborough Airshow 1952 Date: 1953

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Army airship Beta in shed at OTC camp, Farnborough

Army airship Beta in shed at OTC camp, Farnborough
Army airship Beta in a shed at an Officers Training Corps camp in Farnborough, July 1910. Date: 1910

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Vickers VC10 G-ARTA BOAC prototype Farnborough 1962

Vickers VC10 G-ARTA BOAC prototype Farnborough 1962
Vickers VC10 G-ARTA BOAC prototype taking off at first public appearance at Farnborough Air Show 6 September 1962 Date: 1962

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Gloster Meteor Mk. 8 - Mk. 7 combination G-ANSO

Gloster Meteor Mk. 8 - Mk. 7 combination G-ANSO
Gloster Meteor Mk.8 - Mk.7 combination (ex GAF) G-ANSO, at the 1954 SBAC Farnborough air-show. Built as an F Mk.8 airframe with strengthened outer wings, the Ground Attack Fighter (GAF) aka Reaper

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Uk Army Aeroplane No. 207 a Maurice Farman Type Royal Ai?

Uk Army Aeroplane No. 207 a Maurice Farman Type Royal Ai?
Uk Army Aeroplane No. 207 a Maurice Farman Type Royal Airforce 2 Squadron Aircraft Date: 1910s

Background imageFarnborough Collection: The static park at the Farnborough Air Show

The static park at the Farnborough Air Show, September 1964. Date: 1964

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Gloster SS19B, J9125, suspended in the 24ft wind tunnel ?

Gloster SS19B, J9125, suspended in the 24ft wind tunnel ?
Gloster SS19B, J9125, suspended in the 24ft wind tunnel at the RAE Farnborough

Background imageFarnborough Collection: National Childrens Home (NCH) Milton School, Farnborough

National Childrens Home (NCH) Milton School, Farnborough
Boys on the lawn at the Milton Industrial School run by the National Childrens Home (NCH) in Farnborough, Hampshire. In 1933, the establishment became Milton Approved School

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Avro Lincoln

Avro Lincoln
7th September 1948: An Avro Lincoln on display at the Farnborough Air Show. It is a heavy bomber, and has an experimental turbo propeller engine fitted in its nose

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Second prototype Royal Aircraft Factory SE5 A4562

Second prototype Royal Aircraft Factory SE5 A4562
Second prototype Royal Aircraft Factory SE5, A4562, at Farnborough with Major Frank Goodden in the cockpit

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Bristol Bulldog TM K3183 with Napier Rapier I engine

Bristol Bulldog TM K3183 with Napier Rapier I engine
Bristol Bulldog TM, K3183, fitted with a Napier Rapier I engine, suspended in the 24ft wind tunnel at the RAE Farnborough

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Milton Industrial School, Alexandra Road, Farnborough

Milton Industrial School, Alexandra Road, Farnborough
Inmates and staff of the Milton Industrial School, Alexandra Road, Farnborough Date: 1912

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Army airship crash at Farnborough

Army airship crash at Farnborough
An army airship, the Morning Star Lebaudy Dirigible, which crashed into Woodlands Cottage, the home of Captain and Lady Follett, at Farnborough, Hampshire, near the Farnborough to Farnham road

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Farnborough - 1924

Farnborough - 1924
Lynchford Road Farnborough Hampshire

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Royal Air Force - Armstrong Whitworth Argosy C. 1 XN857

Royal Air Force - Armstrong Whitworth Argosy C. 1 XN857
Royal Air Force - Armstrong Whitworth Argosy C.1 XN857, of RAF Transport Command at the 1964 SBAC Farnborough Air Show. Date: 1964

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Gloster GA. 5 Javelin 2nd prototype WD808

Gloster GA. 5 Javelin 2nd prototype WD808
Gloster GA.5 Javelin 2nd prototype WD808, seen during its air display, at the 1952 SBAC Farnborough Air Show. First flown on 21 August 1952

Background imageFarnborough Collection: The British Army Airship Beta and Hangar

The British Army Airship Beta and Hangar
The British Army Airship " Beta" and hangar. Served in northern France during the First World War. She had a 45-50 Clerget engine, a speed of 35 mph and a crew of three

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Lord Beswick and Sir Frederick Page

Lord Beswick and Sir Frederick Page
From left: Lord Beswick and Sir Frederick Page at the SBAC Show at Farnborough, September 1980(ja). Date: 1980

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Tarrant Tabor at Farnborough

Tarrant Tabor at Farnborough

Background imageFarnborough Collection: England / Farnborough

England / Farnborough
A little girl walking home from school down a country lane in the village of Farnborough, Warwickshire, England. Date: early 1960s

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Farnborough National Childrens Home (NCH) - Playground

Farnborough National Childrens Home (NCH) - Playground
Farnborough National Childrens Home (NCH). Boys at play in the homes playground

Background imageFarnborough Collection: The Royal Aircraft Factory Farnborough About 1913

The Royal Aircraft Factory Farnborough About 1913
The Royal Aircraft Factory, Farnborough. About 1913. Date: 1913

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Handley Page Dart-Herald G-AODF

Handley Page Dart-Herald G-AODF
Handley Page HPR.7 Dart-Herald G-AODF (msn 148), at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show in September 1959. The first showing of the Dart-Herald after the first prototype, G-AODE

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Avro Lincoln B.2 G-APRJ

Avro Lincoln B.2 G-APRJ
Avro 694 Lincoln B.2 G-APRJ (later G-29-1), of Napier Icing Research Ltd., at The SBAC Farnborough Air Show on 13 September 1959

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Hunting-Percival P.84 Jet Provost T.2 XD694

Hunting-Percival P.84 Jet Provost T.2 XD694
Royal Air Force - Hunting-Percival P.84 Jet Provost T.2 XD694 (msn PAC/84/009), at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show from 3-9 September 1956. Date: 1956

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Westland WG.30-100 G-BGHF

Westland WG.30-100 G-BGHF, at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show on 31 August 1980 Date: 1980

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Airbus A318-122 F-WWIA

Airbus A318-122 F-WWIA (msn 1599). Date: 2002

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Short 330-200 Sherpa G-BKMW

Short 330-200 Sherpa G-BKMW (msn SH3094), at the SBAC Farnborough Airshow in September 1986. Date: 1986

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Short 360 G-BMXP & Short 330-200 Sherpa G-BKMW

Short 360 G-BMXP & Short 330-200 Sherpa G-BKMW
Short 360 G-BMXP (msn SH3700) & Short 330-200 Sherpa G-BKMW (msn SH3094), at the SBAC Farnborough Airshow in September 1986. Date: 1986

Background imageFarnborough Collection: NDN NDN-6 Fieldmaster G-NRDC

NDN NDN-6 Fieldmaster G-NRDC (msn 004), at the SBAC Farnborough Airshow in September 1986. Date: 1986

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Edgely EA.7 Optica G-BLYZ

Edgely EA.7 Optica G-BLYZ (msn 005), at the SBAC Farnborough Airshow in September 1986. Date: 1986

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Airbus A318-122 F-WWIA

Airbus A318-122 F-WWIA (msn 1599). Date: 2002

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Airbus A318-122 F-WWIB

Airbus A318-122 F-WWIB (msn 394), at the SBAC Farnborough Airshow in July 2002. Date: 2002

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Airbus A340-541 F-WWTE

Airbus A340-541 F-WWTE (msn 1660), at the SBAC Farnborough Airshow in July 2002. Date: 2002

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Airbus A318-122 F-WWIB

Airbus A318-122 F-WWIB (msn 1660), at the SBAC Farnborough Airshow in July 2002. Date: 2002

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Boeing 747-444 ZS-SAZ

Boeing 747-444 ZS-SAZ (msn 29119), of South African Airways, at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show on 23 July 2004. Date: 2004

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Boeing 747-444 ZS-SAZ

Boeing 747-444 ZS-SAZ (msn 29119), of South African Airways, at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show on 23 July 2004. Date: 2004

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Hawker Siddeley HS.748 G-ARAY

Hawker Siddeley HS.748 G-ARAY
Hawker Siddeley HS.748-101 G-ARAY (msn 1535). Date: 1964

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Saunders-Roe SR-N.1 G-12-4

Saunders-Roe SR-N.1 G-12-4, The first practical hovercraft derived from the work of Christopher Cockerell, seen at the SBAC Farnborough Airshow from 5-11 September 1960

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Fairey Gannet AS.4 UA+115

Fairey Gannet AS.4 UA+115
Marineflieger - Fairey Gannet AS.4 UA+115 (msn F.9372, ex XG830), at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show from 1-7 September 1958. (Marineflieger - German Navy Aviation) Date: 1958

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Saro Sea Scout XN334

Saro Sea Scout XN334
Saro P.531-0 Sea Scout XN334 (msn S2/5270), at Eastleigh on 18 January 1961. Date: 1961

Background imageFarnborough Collection: Saro P.531-2 G-APVM

Saro P.531-2 G-APVM (msn S2/5312), at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show on 13 September 1959, showing the de Havilland Gnome H.1000 installation (not taken up for production models). Date: 1959



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"Farnborough: A Historic Hub of Aviation Marvels" Step back in time to 1955, where the R. A. F. Centrifuge at Farnborough was pushing the boundaries of human endurance and paving the way for future aviation breakthroughs. Witness the awe-inspiring aerobatic skills of the Four Hawker Hunter 1s from 54 Squadron as they gracefully dance through the skies above Farnborough, leaving spectators breathless with their precision maneuvers. RAE Farnborough stands tall as a symbol of innovation and research, where brilliant minds tirelessly work to unravel mysteries that propel aviation into new realms. Marvel at Avro Vulcan B2 XH534, proudly displayed at Farnborough, showcasing its sheer power and grace that once dominated British airspace. The Great Fight for Championship ignites passion within every aviator's heart as they compete against each other in a thrilling display of skill and determination at this iconic airshow venue. Boeing 787 Dreamliner graces Farnborough's runway, embodying cutting-edge technology and revolutionizing long-haul travel with its unparalleled comfort and efficiency. Welcome to England's very own aviation haven - Farnborough. A place where dreams take flight amidst picturesque landscapes that inspire pilots to soar higher than ever before. Behold Saunders Roe SR-45 Princess Flying Boat; an engineering marvel that defied gravity while captivating onlookers with its majestic presence at this historic airfield. Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 1C takes center stage at Farnborough, representing a leap forward in commercial aviation by offering passengers speed, luxury, and reliability like never before seen in jetliners. Antonov An-225 Mriya SSSR-82060 leaves spectators awestruck as it showcases its colossal size and remarkable capabilities – truly a sight to behold during any visit to Farnborough.