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Freddie Pickard returns

August, 2009

The Museum’s Hunter Mk F5, WP190, is displayed in the black and yellow stripes of the Suez Campaign in which it flew. One of its pilots in that campaign was Freddie Pickard and we were delighted to welcome him back to his old Hunter when he visited the Museum with his family recently.

Freddie Pickard flew the Hawker Hunter on display when he was Commander of 1 Squadron. Freddie started his training on Havards, moved on to Mosquitos, but of all the aircraft he flew, most enjoyed his time with the Mosquito derivative the Hornet, the manoeverability of which clinched it for him. He went on the the Hunter and achieved the rank of Group Captain flying the Harrier.

Sunday 12 July was a special day since it was the first time so many of his relatives met the aircraft he flew, and our photo shows the family group in front of the Hunter.

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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