Tangmere Aviation Museum’s tribute to the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain will be held on Sunday 16th August from 10am to 5pm and everyone is welcome! The event marks the day when the Luftwaffe attacked Tangmere at 1300 during the Battle of Britain. In the summer of 1940 RAF Tangmere was a main sector airfield of Fighter Command in the front line defence of the UK.
There will be a short Spitfire flying display (subject to weather and serviceability); an audio re-enactment and plotting table of the 1940 air raid on Tangmere; talks and war poetry readings; together with an exhibition by Chichester based military sculptor Gregory Percival.
There’s plenty to do for all the family throughout the day with various stalls, Tombola, model aircraft, aviation related games for the children and entertainment including music from the Battle of Britain period. Winners of a special Draw with 15 prizes will be selected at 1600 by a Second World War veteran with a top prize of bottles of Wine signed by Battle of Britain pilots.
So climb in a cockpit, enjoy a talk, have fun with the family, visit the museum and Memorial Garden, and enjoy all that is on offer on this special day at Tangmere where parking is free! Refreshments will be available including a bbq, drinks and ice-creams plus there’s the NAAFI cafeteria or bring your own picnic!
One admission fee will cover not only all the unique Battle of Britain events mentioned but also includes all that the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum has to offer including open cockpit sessions for all the family, an ATC drill camp, aircraft simulators and unique exhibits. All this for £10 for adults (advance booking) or £12 on the gate. Entry for children over five years old will be £4 in advance or £5 on the day. Families of two adults and two children can enjoy this event at £25 in advance or £30 at the gate. There are no concessions for this event.
We look forward to seeing you at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum on Sunday 16th August!
For more information, please visit this website www.tangmere-museum.org.uk