Czech Visitors at Tangmere

June, 2021

On 26 June, General Vratislav Beran and Colonel Jiří Niedoba of the Czech Embassy in London, accompanied by Vee Darlington, daughter of Flt Lt Karel Kuttelwascher, Roger Darlington, author of Nighhawk, the definitive biography of Karel Kuttelwascher and Paul Kopeček son of F/O Vladimír Kopeček who had served at RAF Tangmere whilst a pilot with 312 Sqn, made a private visit to the Museum.

Hosted by the Museum’s Curator Charles Hutcheon, they were shown around the displays and an exhibition telling the story of the Czechoslovak and Polish squadrons and airmen stationed at Tangmere during the Second World War.

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.