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UK DEFENCE ACADEMY VISIT

May, 2012

On 10 April, forty three students and staff of this year’s Higher Command Course at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham visited the Museum as an element of their ‘Staff Ride’ whereby members visit military establishments in the Portsmouth area before embarking on a tour of the D-Day battlefields in Normandy. This is the fifth such visit to the Museum of this senior military staff course and on this occasion, to thank the Museum for hosting the course each year, a large professionally built model of a Harrier GR Mk 7 was presented by the College’s Commandant, Air Vice Marshal Ray Lock. Group Captain David Baron, Chairman of the Museum’s Trust, accepted the model which is now displayed in one of the Museum’s aircraft halls.

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 director@tangmere-museum.org.uk 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.

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