Armistice Day Service 2021

November, 2021

On Thursday 11 November 2021 the Museum’s annual Armistice Day Remembrance Service was held in the Memorial Garden. This year, due to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic, the service was restricted to members of the Museum’s staff and to visitors who were present in the Museum.

In beautiful early winter sunshine, the service was conducted for those present by the Museum’s Chaplin, Reverend Trevor Marshall, Vicar of St Andrew’s Church, Tangmere. The Museum’s Chairman, Dudley Hooley, delivered the exhortation and the Museum’s Director, David Coxon laid a wreath on behalf of the Museum’s Trustees and staff.

Following the service, The Museum’s Chairman and Chaplain placed a small cross of remembrance on Phantom XV408  in memory of the Museum’s late-Chairman, Group Captain David Baron OBE, who had flown this aircraft with No 226 OCU and No 6 Squadron then the Museum’s Curator, Charles Hutcheon, laid wreathes at the memorial to seven crew members who perished when a Halifax crashed at RAF Tangmere on 19 November 1943 on behalf of Aly Etherington, a great niece of one of the crew.

Photos: Pete Pitman

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.