The Hawker Association Visits Tangmere Museum

July, 2021

On Tuesday 20 July, the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum hosted a visit by 25 members of the Hawker Association to celebrate the anniversary of the maiden flight of the prototype Hawker Hunter, WB188.

The Association’s visit began in the Neville Duke Hall where members heard presentations by former Hawker staff members Heinz Frick, Chris Roberts, Dick Poole and Kieron Kirk.

After lunch in the Museum’s Cockpit Café, the group assembled in the Merston Hall to watch a short film to celebrate WB188’s 70th birthday and have a photograph with WB188 as the backdrop.

Photo courtesy of Frank Rainsborough

Click HERE to read “The Story of Hawker Hunter WB188”

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 Chairman.

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.