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Famous Test Pilots at Tangmere 39

Also present at Tangmere 39 were Duncan Simpson, Museum President and past Hawker Chief Test Pilot, and Peter Twiss, who recaptured the world airspeed record for Britain in 1956 by raising the record from 822 mph to 1132 mph in the Fairy Delta 2 aircraft, thus becoming the first person past the magic 1000 mph figure.

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Project To Investigate US History At Tangmere

Few people know that Tangmere and Ford aerodromes and the sites for three others at Southbourne, Rustington, and Goring-by-Sea were purchased by the US…

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English Tourism Week - Tangmere Walks

As part of English Tourism Week, David Coxon, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum’s Deputy Director, will lead free 90 minute guided ‘RAF Tangmere Timewalks’ at…

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New Percival Provost Painting

The Percival Provost T1 was an all metal single-engined two seat monoplane built as an advanced training aircraft for the RAF. The type entered…

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Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Reopens

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum reopens its doors to the public on Wednesday 1 February after its annual two-monthly closure. During this ‘closed period’ our…

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