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During September the Museum received a valuable batch of WW1 wooden propellers including propellers from a Sopwith Pup, FE2, Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter, and a 4 bladed propeller from an SE5a. This last item has a plaque attached to it dated 1923 and linking it to the famous ace Captain Albert Ball VC, R.A.

From WW2 we have been given a (suitably deactivated!) incendiary bomb which was part of a cluster dropped near Gatwick Airport and an ‘operational’ teddy bear. This bear, who was named Wacker, is dressed in warm knitted clothing and accompanied its owner on more than 50 bombing missions over Germany. He flew inside his owners jacket and has a tiny burned hole in his front where he was hit by a hot shard of anti-aircraft shell on one operation.

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Queen's Award For Voluntary Service Presentation

On Tuesday 26th September, the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) was presented to the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum by the Lord Lieutenant of West…

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Museum Contributes To A University Conference

During the past twelve months the University of Chichester in collaboration with the Museum have been conducting a history project on the arrival of…

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Ex-Spitfire Pilot Airborne Once More

On the 27th June Wing Commander Owen Hardy DFC and bar, AFC, former No 72 Sqn Second World War Spitfire pilot, visited the Museum to witness the…

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Chichester MP Visits Exhibition

On Saturday 19 August, Chichester’s MP, Gillian Keegan, visited the Polish and Czech Exhibition being held at the Museum this summer. She was accompanied…

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