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Hugh Verity Bust Unveiled

October, 2011

Further to our News report in August, the bust of Squadron Leader Hugh Verity has now been formerly unveiled by his eldest daughter, Jane. Hugh served at RAF Tangmere during 1943 as commanding officer of No 161 Squadron’s ‘A’ (Lysander) Flight. The short take-off and landing Lysander aircraft were used to transport agents into and out of French fields at night. Hugh successfully carried out twenty nine of these clandestine operations, survived the war and retired from the RAF as a Group Captain in 1965.

The bust was modelled for the Museum by Jack Gardner from Worthing who was in attendance for the short unveiling ceremony. The photograph shows Jane by the bust with Jack Gardner (centre) and Alan Bower, the Museum’s Director.

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 director@tangmere-museum.org.uk or by letter marked for the attention of the Director.

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