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.