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New Commemorative Painting

April, 2010

On 14th March, the Museum’s Secretary, Joyce Warren, accepted on behalf of the Society of Friends of the Museum a new painting commissioned from local artist Paul Couper, an Associate Member of the Guild of Aviation Artists.

Entitled ‘In Defence of Tangmere’, the picture commemorates the momentous day seventy years ago during the Battle of Britain when, at lunchtime on 16th August 1940, the airfield was heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe. It is painted in acrylics and displays the Hurricanes of No 43 Squadron (the ‘Fighting Cocks’) attacking the Junkers 87 Stuka dive-bombers of StG2.

The photograph shows artist Paul Couper with Joyce Warren standing by the new painting.

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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