2009 marks the 70th anniversary of the start of World War 2 and we are taking it as the theme of our major event of the year. To be called Tangmere 39 it will take place on Sunday, July 19th and current plans include a flying display starring a Hurricane – Britain’s most numerous fighter plane at the outbreak of the war and the type flown from Tangmere by 43, 145 and 601 squadrons in 1940 – plus other aircraft, static displays, period music provided by a live band, costumed re-enactment personnel and much more. Fuller detail will be provided nearer the time.
The Tangmere Museum has 3 computer-controlled Flight Simulators for visitors to ‘fly’.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter marked for the attention of the Director.
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.