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Neville Duke

June, 2007

The funeral of Neville Duke took place at Tangmere church on May 1st and a reception was held at the Museum afterwards. Among over 100 guests attending were the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, former Hawker Test Pilots David Lockspeiser and Duncan Simpson, Air Marshal Sir Freddie Sowerby, former boss of British Aerospace, Admiral Sir Raymond Lygo and world airspeed record holder Peter Twiss.

In a moving final tribute to Neville a lone Hawker Hunter flew two passes in salute, pulling up high into the blue sky as a final farewell on its second pass.

BBC TV featured the event in all its South Today news bulletins that day, broadcasting live from the Museum for its main early evening programme.

Farewell Neville, and thanks for all you did for the Museum.

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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