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NEW AUDIO/VISUAL EXHIBIT OPENS

February, 2013

A new audio/visual exhibit featuring the Luftwaffe bombing raid on RAF Tangmere during the Battle of Britain on 16 August 1940 has recently opened at the Museum.

Located in the Museum’s Battle of Britain Hall, the exhibit, contained in a large cabinet, is centred on Tangmere’s sector operations room which has been recreated using the talents of one of the Museum’s artists, Jack Froelich, and local cabinet maker, Alan Smith, who kindly made and donated a miniature operations room plotting table. Volunteers Harry and Rita Bennett took on the challenge of making the WAAF plotters for the model and achieved an excellent result with RAF-uniformed Barbie dolls! The exhibit has an eight minute film synchronised with lights to describe the progress of the raid. This film and the audio/visual effects were designed and produced by volunteers Pete Pitman and Kieran Wisely.

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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