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Tangmere

Major
Also known as: Chichester Business Park / RAF Tangmere / RFC Tangmere / USAAF Station 363
County: West Sussex
Current Status: Farmland / Housing / Industry / Museum / Solar farm
Date: March 1918 - 16 October 1970
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Belgian) / RAF (Czech) / RAF (French) / RAF (Norwegian / RAF (Polish) / RFC / FAA / RCAF / RNZAF
Prominent People: Douglas Bader / Geoffrey Dorman / William 'Billy' Fiske / Gunther Rall / Hans-Ulrich Rudel

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • St Andrew's Church, Tangmere
  • Tangmere Airfield Nurseries Ltd
  • Tangmere Local History Group
  • Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
  • Tangmere Parish Council

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Chichester Kart Club
  • The Bader Arms

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Sqn

  • No 8 Fighter Command Servicing Unit

  • No 9 Fighter Command Servicing Unit

  • No 14 Sqn

  • No 17 Sqn

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  • No 23 Sqn

  • No 23 (Fighter) Wing

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  • No 38 Gp Support Unit

  • No 40 Sqn

  • No 40 TS

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  • No 49 MU

  • No 56 Sqn

  • No 61 TDS

  • No 61 TS

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  • No 126 Airfield

  • No 126 (RCAF) (Fighter) Wing

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  • No 127 Sqn

  • No 129 Sqn

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  • No 132 (Norwegian) (Fighter) Wing

  • No 134 (Czech) (Fighter) Wing

  • No 135 (Fighter) Wing

  • No 141 Sqn

  • No 145 (French) (Fighter) Wing

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  • No 146 Airfield

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  • No 161 EGS

  • No 161 GS

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  • No 410 Repair & Salvage Unit
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  • No 419 (Special Duties) Flight

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  • No 485 Sqn

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  • No 623 GS

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  • No 801 Sqn

  • No 823 Sqn

  • No 841 Sqn

  • No 1455 (Fighter) Flight

  • No 2702 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2720 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2723 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2748 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2760 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2786 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2789 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2795 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2813 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2894 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 4016 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • No 4067 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • No 4260 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • CFE

  • Day Fighter Leaders School

  • Enemy Aircraft Flight

  • Fighter Comman Instrument Training Flight

  • Fighter Interception Development Sqn

  • Fighter Interception Unit

  • High Speed Flight

  • Night Fighter Development Wing

  • Night Fighter Training Sqn

1982 aerial.jpg

Aerial view of Tangmere airfield, 1982. © Dave Welch.

Footage of Tangmere, 1920s. Courtesy of HuntleyFilmArchives

A documentary on Tangmere, 1985. Courtesy of ricardoroberto100

Aerial footage of Tangmere. Courtesy of Rick Aisthorpe

Satellite(s):

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