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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

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  • No 23 Sqn

  • No 23 (Fighter) Wing

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  • No 38 Gp Support Unit

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  • 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 841 Sqn

  • No 1455 (Fighter) Flight

  • No 2702 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2720 Sqn RAF Regiment
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  • 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

Footage of the control tower and hangars at Tangmere, 12 October 2009. Courtesy of UKWMO

Aerial footage of Tangmere. Courtesy of Rick Aisthorpe

Satellite(s):

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