Donate to Tangmere

News & Events

CHAIRMAN'S REVIEW OF 2012

This was another successful year for the Museum. Various new display items included an exhibition featuring Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier who served with No 43 Squadron at RAF Tangmere before the Second World War flying Hawker Furies and Hurricanes, the refurbished transom of a war-time RAF High Speed Launch and the cockpit of an English Electric Canberra B2 on loan. A new touch screen on the ‘Cold War’ was unveiled and a major refurbishment of our celebrated exhibit of Nicolson VC undertaken. Once again, over 40 school visits were accommodated and, inter alia, we hosted the now annual visit by the Higher Command Course of the Joint Services Command and Staff College, an element of the UK Defence Academy.

Our main event of 2012 held on Sunday, 29th July featured ‘Tangmere’s Tribute to the 30th anniversary of the Falklands Campaign’ and a celebration of our own 30th birthday. The occasion was blessed by cloudless skies with visitors enjoying a wide range of activities including talks by RAF and RN personnel who fought in the Falklands War and excellent flying displays by Spitfire and Harvard. Two further special events were held during the year and the Museum was represented at several fetes and similar gatherings in the local area.

As reported on 4th December, whilst the 29,572 visitors during 2012 represented a decrease of some 8.3% on the total for 2011, we are not overly concerned about this reduction given the continuing economic austerity.

Latest News

Museum Contributes To A University Conference

During the past twelve months the University of Chichester in collaboration with the Museum have been conducting a history project on the arrival of…

Continue reading

Ex-Spitfire Pilot Airborne Once More

On the 27th June Wing Commander Owen Hardy DFC and bar, AFC, former No 72 Sqn Second World War Spitfire pilot, visited the Museum to witness the…

Continue reading

Chichester MP Visits Exhibition

On Saturday 19 August, Chichester’s MP, Gillian Keegan, visited the Polish and Czech Exhibition being held at the Museum this summer. She was accompanied…

Continue reading

A Successful Family Day

On Sunday 6 August, the Museum held a very successful ‘family fun day’ that attracted almost 1,300 visitors.

There was much on offer for the…

Continue reading

  • You can pay using these credit cards:
  • visa
  • mastercard
  • maestro
  • switch
  • switch
  • jcb
  • Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
  • awards for all
  • Visit England Accredited
  • Arts Council
Top