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Battle of Britain – 70 years On

September, 2010

This year’s main themed event held on 8th August was a major success with some 1,280 visitors in attendance. Vera Lynn Principal guests were our Patron, The Duke of Richmond, accompanied by The Duchess, and we were also honoured to welcome Dame Vera Lynn, her daughter and son-in-law. Five aircraft – Harvard, Hurricane, Spitfire, Dakota and Stearman Biplane gave excellent flying displays in bright sunshine during the afternoon.

Read our Battle of Britain feature.

  • 1st: Flight in Goodwood Flying School’s Harvard. – Mr G A Goff, Chichester
  • 2nd (x2): Trial flying lesson at the Goodwood Flying Club. – Mr G R Potten, Odiham. Mr H R M Thom, Arundel.
  • 3rd: Three-day Cruise to Spain for four with Brittany Ferries. – Mr C J Mitcham, Horsham.
  • 4th: Three laps of Goodwood Racetrack in an Aston Martin DB4 with Mithril Driving Instructor. – Mr M Stanton, Bosham.
  • 5th: Painting of a No 1 Squadron Hurricane by artist Frank Friend. – Mr L Kruse, Cuckfield.
  • 6th: Two tickets for the Shoreham Air Show 2010 – Mrs P Dunn, Warlingham.
  • 7th: Framed print of “In Defence of Tangmere” by artist Paul Couper. – Mr A Seeley, West Chiltington.
  • 8th: Voucher for two to Chichester Theatre. – Mrs M A Foister, Chichester.
  • 9th: Family voucher for Worthing Theatre. – Mr L G Holland, Tetbury
  • 10th: Vouchers for Goodwood Health Centre. – Mr R K Lord, Braunton.
  • 11th: 40-minute ‘Experience’ of the Lightning Simulator (party of four). – Mr E Hancock, Bognor Regis.
  • 12th: Framed aviation print by artist Tony Sargeant. – Mr K H Hough, South Godstone.
  • 13th: Framed print of Spitfire by artist Barrie Clark. – Ms E Rumbol, New Malden.
  • 14th: Model kit of Avro Lancaster -1/48 scale. – Mr S Dukes, Chester.

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 director@tangmere-museum.org.uk or by letter marked for the attention of the Director.

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