New Films for the Museum’s Battle of Britain Exhibition

May, 2021

Pete Pitman, the Museum’s Head of Simulators and Projects, has recently made, with David Coxon as script writer, two short films about two pilots who flew and fought from RAF Tangmere during the Battle of Britain.

The first film shows the exciting life of Billy Fiske, an American, who was shot down in his Hurricane on 16 August 1940. He died the following day in the Royal West Sussex Hospital in Chichester. The second film is the story of Willie Rhodes-Moorhouse, a fellow member of No 601, the ‘Millionaires’ squadron, who, during the battle, was awarded the DFC, became a flight commander, but like Billy was shot down and lost his life whilst flying from Tangmere.

These two 7 minute films will be shown as part of the ‘Tangmere and the Battle of Britain’ exhibition which runs at the Museum from 1 June until 30 August 2021. Entry to the exhibition is included in the Museum’s admission price. For further information about the exhibition, click HERE.

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 or by letter marked for the attention of the Chairman.

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.