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Sea Harrier Due

The arrival of a new aircraft is always exciting news and we are very pleased to announce that FRS2 Sea Harrier ZA195 is scheduled to take its place in our line up of important military aircraft in February. ZA195 started life as an FRS1 and first flew on September 9th 1982 but was soon slated for modification to become the first FRS2 prototype, in which guise it took to the air for the first time (again!) in September 1988 piloted by Heinz Frick. After a period of intensive test flying with the manufacturer it moved to the A&AEE at Boscombe Down in early 1990 where it served another 8 years of development work before it passed to BAe at Warton and after service there it went to the Long Term Storage Unit at St Athan.

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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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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…

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