Bedford Aeronautical Heritage Group



This page last updated - 03/01/2024

  • Our web site is now closed ...

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    The Bedford Aeronautical Heritage Group (BAHG) has existed to inform the public about the history and achievements of the former Royal Aircraft Establishment at Bedford. Until this point in time, the Group has been managed by a team previously employed at that Establishment. The Bedford Aeronautical Heritage Group has been the Bedford “wing” of FAST, the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust.  

    This BAHG site is no longer maintained or updated; this page alone will remain at the sole discretion of the hosting authority.

    The contents of our Archive have now been transferred to the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust. Our web site is now included under the 'Museum' tab of the FAST site.

    !! This site was formally closed  on 31 December 2023 and will no longer be updated !!

    Bedford Airfield and Wind Tunnel sites - major research facilities of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Bedford.

    BAHG aimed to preserve the scientific and historical legacy of the Royal Aircraft Establishment Bedford and its successors through the retention and preservation of relevant archive material and artefacts. BAHG has been active since February 2008, when there was a danger that much historic material would be lost. The content of this site has been transferred to the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust who will continue to maintain it.

    RAE Bedford was the UK’s premier flight test and wind tunnel research establishment from 1952 until 2001.

    Through this web site we have aimed:

    . To outline the history, role and achievements of the site known as RAE Bedford.

    · To promote the work and activities of BAHG.

    · To provide information about material in the BAHG archive.

    · To attract interest and support from former RAE Bedford staff, and as many other people as possible, to encourage involvement with the work of the Group.

    · To invite the donation of relevant material and artefacts to the archive for preservation and to collect personal recollections of life and work at RAE Bedford for the archive.

    There is a direct link to the Bedford pages on the Farnborough site through the link below:  

    The Group members thank you for your interest in our web presence. The above link will take you directly to our new home.


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