Museum Aircraft

Percival Provost Cockpit

From 19 July 2021 a face covering must be worn when entering this cockpit.

The Provost T1 was the last piston-engined basic trainer to be operated by the RAF. The service history of the Museum’s aircraft (XF840) is unclear, although it is thought that it may have been used in covert operations during the Cold War.  The cockpit was refurbished to a very high standard by its previous owner, Mr Philip Nussle, who kindly donated it to the Museum in September 2014.

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 or by letter marked for the attention of the Chairman.

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.