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Famous Test Pilots at Tangmere 39

August, 2009

Also present at Tangmere 39 were Duncan Simpson, Museum President and past Hawker Chief Test Pilot, and Peter Twiss, who recaptured the world airspeed record for Britain in 1956 by raising the record from 822 mph to 1132 mph in the Fairy Delta 2 aircraft, thus becoming the first person past the magic 1000 mph figure.

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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