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POBC VISIT TO TANGMERE

March, 2011

Ten young officers, undergoing their RAF professional training on the Personnel Officers Basic Course (POBC), visited the Museum over the weekend of the 19/20th February to undertake ‘Community Support’ work as a part of their course. Tangmere was selected because of its history as a former fighter station which played a key role in the defence of the United Kingdom during the Second World War and in particular, during the Battle of Britain. After listening to a talk on the history of RAF Tangmere the young officers set to with a will to tackle a variety of tasks. Including:

  • Pressure washing the external aircraft.
  • Polishing the internal aircraft.
  • Manning the simulators.
  • Assisting in the Education Centre.
  • General tidy up of the Museum grounds.

The reaction of visitors to the officers in combat fatigues was one of delight at meeting them, although many presumed they must be soldiers because of their dress. To reinforce their Royal Air Force pedigree, two of the WRAF Officers wore their No 1 uniforms on the Sunday.

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 director@tangmere-museum.org.uk or by letter marked for the attention of the Director.

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