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Improved Falklands Exhibit

May, 2007

On 1 May 1982 British forces struck back at the Argentinean garrison that had invaded the Falkland Islands a month before. On this day, as the Task Force entered the total exclusion zone, an RAF Vulcan dropped 1,000lb bombs on Port Stanley’s runway and Sea Harriers from HMS Hermes dropped cluster bombs on other parts of the airfield.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the War in the South Atlantic, the Museum has improved its Falklands exhibit with new models representing elements of the Task Force and the aircraft, both British and Argentinean that took part in the conflict.

Also displayed, is an explanation as to why there is a link between this 25th anniversary and the Museum’s opening in 1982. The link is No 1 (F) Squadron which flew its Harrier GR3 ground attack aircraft in this conflict. This squadron has always considered Tangmere to be its ancestral home.

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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