Tangmere’s Own


Pilots Who Served King And Country

From A Sussex Airfield, 1918-1958

David Coxon and Reginald Byron

This book brings together fifty-seven portraits-in-words of those who flew from the Royal Air Force fighter station at Tangmere, near Chichester, West Sussex, between its opening as a U. S. Army Air Service training depot in 1918 and the withdrawal of its last RAF air-defence fighter squadron in 1958. Many thousands of men and women, officers and other ranks, passed through its gates in those years. Each, in his or her own way, made a contribution to the work of the station. In this book we particularly remember those who met the enemy in aerial combat in time of war. Portrait number fifty-eight, Dr Courtney Willey, was not a pilot but nonetheless deserves to be included here as one of Tangmere’s Own.

124 pages, illustrated, A5 format

ISBN 978-0-9935407-1-4

Price £9.00 (£8.00 to Friends and volunteers)

Please add £2 for mail order (UK)

Cheques to be made out to:

Tangmere Museum Trading Company Ltd.

and forwarded to:

The Shop Manager
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
West Sussex PO20 2ES

Talks by Tangmere

The Museum is able to offer speakers to interested groups or societies on a range of subjects connected with the history of operations at RAF Tangmere and other military aviation subjects.

Further details of the full range of presentations and the availability of speakers can be obtained by calling the museum on 01243 790090, by emailing your interest to director@tangmere-museum.org.uk or by letter marked for the attention of the Director.

Museum Development

The Museum car park has been enlarged and re-laid and audio guides provided with the assistance of LEADER – the European Agricultural Fund for Redevelopment.