News & Events
One of the two aircraft exhibited in the Meryl Hansed Hall is WP190, a Hunter F5 of 1 Squadron. This aircraft participated in the Suez campaign in 1956 and is displayed wearing the black and yellow stripes that were used at the time. One of the pilots that flew it then was Flt Lt Freddie Pickard, and it was with much pleasure to that the Museum was able to reunite him with the aeroplane when he visited us in July.
Our picture shows Freddie standing by the cockpit of his old aircraft for the first time in over 50 years.
Freddie started operational flying on Meteors with 65 Squadron and moved onto the Hunter when he joined 1 Squadron. His next posting was to became CO of 6 Squadron flying Canberras and he finished his 35 year career in 1972 as OC Flying at RAF Wittering flying Harriers. He has 4530 hours in his logbook.
The Museum’s AGM held on Thursday, 27th April was attended by some 30 members of the Trust Company. Having served as a Trustee for…
On 22 April the Museum hosted 60 Dutch and Canadian students on the 2017 Frank Graham liberation cycle tour. This year’s tour theme is…
A new book entitled ‘Tangmere’s Own: Pilots who served King and Country from a Sussex airfield, 1918-1958’ has recently been published by the Museum….