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Famous Test Pilots

September, 2006

In addition to Neville Duke, Museum Honorary President, the gathering included Peter Twiss, the man who took the world airspeed record past the 1000 mph mark when, in 1956 he achieved 1132 mph flying the FD2. Duncan Simpson, who took over from Neville Duke as Hawker Chief Test Pilot and who was responsible for test flying on the Hunter, most version of the ‘jump jet’ from the Hawker 1127 through the Kestrel to the Harrier and the Hawk was also present as was David Lockspeiser, another distinguished Hawker Test Pilot.

A unique print of the Meteor Record flight was on sale for £1.00 at the Museum and purchase of this print entitled the buyer to the signatures of both Neville Duke and Peter Twiss. A bargain by any standard!

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 director@tangmere-museum.org.uk 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.

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