A new film on life at RAF Tangmere in the 1930s has been installed in the Museum, featuring Nos 1 and 43 Squadrons.
The film compiled by the Museum’s Pete Pitman is of edited clips from an amateur film by Captain Kenneth Lockwood MBE and is screened courtesy of Screen Archive South East, School of Arts and Media, University of Brighton. Within the 14 minute film is rare footage – some in colour – showing Hawker Furies, Gloster Gladiators and personnel of both squadrons.
It also includes a clip of the 1937 No 1 Squadron Display Team, led by ‘Teddy’ Donaldson, practising for the International Meeting to be held that year at Zurich. This clip is copyright of British Pathé and shown under licence.