Arthur Williams Visits Tangmere

December, 2018

On Thursday 29 November the Museum was delighted to receive a visit from former Royal Marine and presenter of Channel 4’s excellent series, ‘Flying Across Britain with Arthur Williams’.

After a tour of the Museum, Arthur spent 30 minutes flying our English Electric Lightning simulator. With a maximum speed of Mach 2 (1500mph) the trip was in contrast to Arthur’s beautiful Piper Cub which has a maximum speed of 90mph. In fact the landing speed of the Lightning is almost twice the Piper Cub’s maximum speed.

As expected of such an accomplished pilot, Arthur rattled a few (simulated) windows along the south coast before making a text book landing back at RAF Tangmere.

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 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.