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Meteor World Speed Record Weekend

Sixty years ago this September, Group Captain E.M. (Teddy) Donaldson of the RAF’s High Speed Flight took off from Tangmere and flew Meteor F4 EE549 along a monitored course off the Sussex coast to claim a new world airspeed record of 616 mph. This actual aircraft is on display in the Merston Hall at the Museum.

To commemorate this tremendous British achievement the Museum is holding its own Meteor World Speed Record weekend on September 2nd and 3rd. As well as the Museum’s Honorary President, Neville Duke, we are expecting a number of aviation personalities to be present. And we are hoping to welcome as many Meteor pilots as possible, so if you flew any mark of Meteor at any time in your career please come and join us on either of the days. It would be most helpful if you could contact us beforehand at meteorpilot@tangmere-museum.org.uk so that we can prepare your special guest badge.

Everyone is welcome to Meteor World Speed Record event, and we are arranging side shows, childrens’ rides and barbecue catering in addition to all the Museum’s normal attractions. Bring the family, bring your camera and bring your autograph books. We hope to see you there.

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