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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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Museum Passes Annual Quality Assurance Appraisal

Following our annual appraisal by a VisitEngland assessor on Thursday 15 April, we are pleased to announce that the Museum has been accredited as a…

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Rare Trolley Accumulator Renovated

In 2016 the Museum was donated a rare early model of a Trolley Accumulator (trolley-acc) used in the Second World War to turn over…

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72 (R) Squadron Centenary Flypast

On 27 June No 72 (Reserve) Squadron celebrated its centenary with a nationwide Grand Flypast overflying the airfields the Squadron had operated from during the…

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Royal Garden Party

As a recipient of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service announced on 2nd January, the Museum received an invitation for two of our members to…

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