Gift To The Museum

August, 2016

We are delighted to have received as a donation from his family, a set of tools previously belonging to the late Group Captain Alan Griffiths.

After completing his pilot training in 1936, the then Pilot Officer Griffiths was posted to RAF Tangmere to fly the Hawker Fury with No 43 Squadron (“The Fighting Cocks”).   In March 1937, No 87 Squadron began reforming at Tangmere and he was transferred to the new unit.  Not being keen on the prospect, he applied for an attachment to the Fleet Air Arm which at that time was seeking the loan of RAF pilots.  He was accepted and left Tangmere at the end of May for a temporary spell with the Royal Navy.

Alan much enjoyed his brief squadron life at Tangmere and we think the Museum a fitting home for his family’s generous gift.

Photo: Alan Griffiths c. 1940

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.