Museum Manufactured Face Shields – Update

May, 2020

Since the closure of the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum in mid-March, due to the Covid-19 emergency, our engineers have not been relaxing at home tending the garden or watching daytime TV. Since the lockdown, Greg Walker, an engineer in the Museum’s Special Projects Team, has been manufacturing Face Shields.

During the last month the demand for the shields has been so great that Greg recruited Terry Scott, another of the Museum’s engineers and between them they have now manufactured 730 units using three 3-D printers, one of which is the Museum’s, working 24 hours a day. Each headband has the name ‘Tangmere’ printed on it.

Some of the Face Shields went to the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, South Wales with most of the remaining going to local Chichester Care Homes and to the Tangmere Medical Centre in the village.

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 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.