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Tangmere’s Tribute To The Great War – August 1914

Reminiscent of the summer of 1914 immediately preceding the outbreak of hostilities in Europe, the sun shone from a deep azure sky as visitors started gathering for our annual tribute to an historic event in the history of military aviation – this year the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of The Great War on August 4th 1914.  The Great War was the first time the very new experience of flight was used for military purposes, and RAF Tangmere dates back to that era as a military airfield.

Approximately 670 people enjoyed the Museum’s exhibits, a wide variety of stalls, open aircraft cockpits and presentations on various aspects of the War with many taking the opportunity to picnic in the sunshine.  Great interest was shown in the replica SE5A cockpit constructed by our own engineers using the specifications and techniques of the era and in other exhibits devoted to the First World War.

Finally, visitors were treated to a first class flying display by John Dodd in firstly a Tiger Moth and then Spitfire, both owned by Boultbee Flight Academy at Goodwood.   Perhaps the day can best be summed up in the words of one of our younger visitors who said, ‘It just gets better and better!’

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