Percival Provost Cockpit Donation

October, 2014

A Percival Provost T1 cockpit section has recently been donated to the Museum. The Provost was the last piston engined basic trainer to be operated by the RAF.  The service history of the Museum’s aircraft (XF840) is unclear, although it is thought that it may have been used in covert operations during the Cold War. For the last 25 years, the cockpit section has been privately owned by Philip Nussle who has restored the interior to a very high standard.

The Museum intends to restore the fuselage and canopy to display condition and install equipment to enable the cockpit to be used as a side-by-side simulator for our visitors.

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.