“Running For The Few” Visits Tangmere

October, 2020

On Thursday 8 October Museum staff and visitors welcomed 5 runners undertaking a five day 80 mile charity run to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Their purpose was to raise awareness of the ‘Few’, to fundraise for the Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne and the Kent Battle of Britain Museum at Hawkinge and to promote locations connected with the battle.

Before arriving at the Museum the team had run on day 1 from Duxford to Debden, day 2 from North Weald to Biggin Hill and Kenley via Hornchurch, day 3 from the Uxbridge Bunker to Bentley Priory via Northolt and day 4 from Westhampnett to Tangmere. During the visit to the Museum, Director, Dudley Hooley presented each of the runners with one of the Museum booklets entitled ‘Tangmere and the Battle of Britain’.

After a tour around the Museum the team left to stay overnight in Kent in preparation for their last day (a marathon in distance) from Manston to Capel-le-Ferne.

Photos: Mike Bennett

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 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.