Noor Inayat Khan

Arts Asia


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 Remembering Noor Inayat Khan (1914-1944)

Exhibition Launch

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

Saturday 6 June 2015, 12.30 pm

 The exhibition will open with a short recital by members of the International Sufi School followed by an introduction from Shrabani Basu, author of  ‘The Spy Princess – The life of Noor Inayat Khan’.

The Exhibition

Arts Asia marked Noor Inayat Khan’s birth centenary by developing Liberté, a touring exhibition, bringing to life her inspirational story as a Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent. The first female radio operator to be dropped behind enemy lines in the Second World War she was flown to France from RAF Tangmere by Fg Off Frank “Bunny” Rymills in a Lysander aircraft of No 161 Squadron on the night of 16/17 June 1943.

The exhibition charts Noor’s royal Indian ancestry, Sufi spirituality, accomplishments as an author and the events that led to her execution at Dachau in 1944.

Exhibition highlights include:

  • A 20-minute dramatized film, inspired by “Snowdrop”, a short story written by Noor Inayat Khan.
  • A tailored trail through South East England, highlighting places linked to her life story, SOE training and dedicated memorials.
  • Rarely-seen family photographs.

Exhibition  open daily, 10.00 am – 5.00pm

Saturday 6 June – Sunday 21 June 2015

Nat Lott


Talks by Tangmere

The Museum is pleased to be 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.

The presentations are usually given as an audio/visual presentation using the Museum's equipment. Our presentations can be tailored to suit audiences ranging from specialist societies to community based groups and range in length from 40 to 90 minutes depending on the subject matter.

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 or by letter marked for the attention of the Director.