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Never Too Old to Fly Again

September, 2006

Group Captain Eric Barwell, now 93 years old and a Battle of Britain pilot whose WW2 flying career included Hurricanes, Defiants, Blenheims, Beaufighters and Mosquitos attended with his nephew John Barwell – himself an ex Meteor pilot and Boscombe Down test pilot. Eric, now with failing eyesight, gamely flew the Museum’s flight simulator and confessed that it was over 60 years since he had last flown as Pilot in Charge, that last flight being a Mosquito. He showed such promise that he was awarded a ‘Future Pilot’ badge and our picture shows him sporting it!

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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