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New Items Keep Coming In

October, 2006

During September the Museum received a valuable batch of WW1 wooden propellers including propellers from a Sopwith Pup, FE2, Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter, and a 4 bladed propeller from an SE5a. This last item has a plaque attached to it dated 1923 and linking it to the famous ace Captain Albert Ball VC, R.A.

From WW2 we have been given a (suitably deactivated!) incendiary bomb which was part of a cluster dropped near Gatwick Airport and an ‘operational’ teddy bear. This bear, who was named Wacker, is dressed in warm knitted clothing and accompanied its owner on more than 50 bombing missions over Germany. He flew inside his owners jacket and has a tiny burned hole in his front where he was hit by a hot shard of anti-aircraft shell on one operation.

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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