Visor Headbands For The NHS

April, 2020

Since the closure of the Museum in mid-March, due to the Covid-19 emergency, our engineers have not been relaxing at home tending the garden or watching daytime TV. Greg Walker, an engineer in the Museum’s Special Projects Team, has been producing for the NHS visor headbands using two 3-D printers.

Greg has now produced close to 400 headbands (35 a day) using two printers, one of which is the Museum’s, working 24 hours a day. Each headband has the name ‘Tangmere’ printed on it. Half the number have been dispatched to the Royal Gwent Hospital, near Newport South Wales and the other half to 3-D Crowd.UK, a central distributing organisation. Greg is now also looking into distributing the headbands to local hospitals.

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.