A New Children’s Booklet

February, 2016

A new children’s booklet on the famous Second World War legless fighter pilot Douglas Bader has been produced by the Museum’s Curatorial Department for sale in the Museum shop. Douglas Bader lost both of his legs before the war in an aircraft accident but was accepted back into the RAF at the outbreak of war. He served at RAF Tangmere as a wing leader of three Spitfire squadrons during the spring and summer of 1941 until he was shot down and became a prisoner-of-war. After the war he was knighted for services to the disabled and his story was depicted in the film, ‘Reach for the Sky’.

The booklet is written and illustrated by David Coxon, the Museum’s Curator and designed by Deputy Curator Pete Pitman. It is now on sale in the Museum’s shop, price £3.

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.