Change of Markings for the Museum’s Hurricane

May, 2017

To mark the forthcoming Polish and Czech Pilot exhibition (22 July until 3 September) the Museum’s Mk1 Hawker Hurricane full size model, normally marked in Paul Richey’s No 1 Squadron Battle of France markings, has been temporarily overlaid with a detachable doped linen skin on its left side. The work has been undertaken by Pete Mackean, a member of the Museum’s engineering team.

The new markings (RF-R) are of Josef Frantisek’s aircraft he flew in the Battle of Britain. Frantisek, a Czech, elected to fly with the newly formed Polish No 303 Squadron during the battle and became the highest scoring Allied fighter pilot. He was killed when R4175 crashed in mysterious circumstances on 8 October 1940.

The aircraft will be returned to its No 1 Squadron markings at the end of the exhibition.

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.