Donate to Tangmere

News & Events

Légion d’Honneur Investiture at Tangmere

On Friday 24 June, the Museum played host to an investiture at which three RAF veterans of the Second World War were presented with the Légion d’Honneur by the Honorary French Consul for Brighton and Newhaven, Captain François Jean.

The recipients were Joe Roddis of Selsey, who served as an engine fitter at RAF Middle Wallop during the Battle of Britain and subsequently at both RAF Selsey and RAF Tangmere, Stanley David of Littlehampton and Derek Wood, of the Witterings, both of whom served with No. 624 (Special Duties) Squadron.  Sally-Anne Barrett, daughter of the late Clive Stanbury, former CO of 624 Squadron, spoke briefly about the roles played by Stanley and Derek, and Dudley Hooley, the Museum’s Director, gave a resume of Joe’s life in the RAF

Some 30 relatives and friends of the three veterans attended the occasion, several having travelled from far and wide including Cyprus and Australia, whilst a family of five flew in from California.

Main photo: Recipients of the Légion d’Honneur (l-r) Joe Roddis, Stanley David and Derek Wood.

Bottom left: Honorary French Consul for Brighton and Newhaven, Captain François Jean, presents the Légion d’Honneur to Derek Wood.

Bottom right: (l-r) Captain François Jean, Joe Roddis, Stanley David, Sally-Anne Barrett (daughter of the late Clive Stanbury, former CO of 624 Squadron) and Derek Wood.



Latest News

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

Armistice Day Service

The weather at Tangmere on the morning of Saturday 11 November 2017 was light rain and the decision was made to hold the Museum’s…

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