New Percival Provost Painting

February, 2017

The Percival Provost T1 was an all metal single-engined two seat monoplane built as an advanced training aircraft for the RAF. The type entered service in 1953 with the first batch delivered to the Central Flying School at RAF South Cerney. The last production aircraft was delivered in April 1956 with the aircraft serving with the RAF until the early 1960s when it was replaced by the Jet Provost.

Jack Froelich, one of the Museum’s artists, has recently completed an oil painting of a Provost T1 flying in the vicinity of Little Rissington in the 1950s. The painting will be displayed adjacent to the Museum’s Percival Provost T1 cockpit (XF840) in the Merston Hall.


Talks by Tangmere

The Museum is pleased to be 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.

The presentations are usually given as an audio/visual presentation using the Museum's equipment. Our presentations can be tailored to suit audiences ranging from specialist societies to community based groups and range in length from 40 to 90 minutes depending on the subject matter.

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 Director.