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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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'Tangmere' Locomotive Plates

‘Tangmere’ was a West Country and Battle of Britain class steam locomotive built for Southern Region in 1947. The class was designed by its…

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New Exhibits And Other Changes

During the Museum’s annual closed period to visitors (December and January) two new exhibitions have been curated. Following last summer’s successful Polish and Czech…

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Chairman's Review of 2017

I am pleased to report that with a figure of 30,680, the total number of visitors to the Museum in 2017 exceeded that for…

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Duncan Simpson

We very much regret to announce the death on 7th December of Duncan Simpson OBE CEng FRAes FIMechE who served with distinction as the…

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