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Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Reopens

January, 2017

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum reopens its doors to the public on Wednesday 1 February after its annual two-monthly closure. During this ‘closed period’ our all-volunteer workforce has made a number of changes and improvements to the Museum’s exhibitions.

A major new exhibition has been curated by the Museum’s new Curator, Jason Riches, on Squadron Leader Neville Duke, Hawker’s Chief Test Pilot and 1953 World Airspeed Record holder. Neville was the Museum’s first Honorary President until his death in 2007. In addition to much of the Museum being repainted, the Museum’s simulators have all been upgraded including improved graphics on the ever popular Lightning cockpit simulator.

The Museum will this summer have a temporary exhibition on the important contribution Polish and Czech fighter pilots made to the Allied victory during the Second World War and to the history of RAF Tangmere. Also planned is a ‘Family Day’ with children’s activities throughout the day on Sunday 6 August. The Museum is also jointly running with the Southern Classics Society two joint classic vehicle shows to be held on the old airfield. The dates for these two shows are 9 April and 24 September.

 

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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