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RAF Tangmere: Quiz


Question 1: In 1939 the airfield was enlarged to defend the south coast against attack by the ________, with Tangmere's only hotel and some houses being demolished in the process.
Romanian Air ForceLuftwaffeRoyal Air ForceHellenic Air Force

Question 2: Many of those killed at the base, from both sides in conflict, are buried in the cemetery at St Andrews Church, Tangmere, today tended by the ________.
New ZealandCommonwealth War Graves CommissionUnited KingdomWinston Churchill

Question 3: In August 1940 the first squadron (602) of ________ was based at the satellite airfield at nearby Westhampnett, as the Battle of Britain began.
P-51 MustangSupermarine Spitfire (early Merlin powered variants)Supermarine SeafireSupermarine Spitfire

Question 4: The aerodrome was founded in 1917 for use by the ________ as a training base.
Sopwith CamelRoyal Aircraft Factory B.E.2Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5Royal Flying Corps

Question 5: It has a replica Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane as well as many original aircraft, including Neville Duke's speed record ________.
Hawker HunterBlackburn BuccaneerHawker Siddeley HarrierHawker Sea Hawk

Question 6: In September 1953, Squadron Leader Neville Duke flew a ________ at 727 mph (1,170 km/h) – the 50th anniversary of this event was commemorated in 2003.
Hawker HunterHawker Sea HawkHawker Siddeley HarrierBlackburn Buccaneer

Question 7: Throughout the war, the station was also a secret base for the ________ who flew agents in and out of occupied France to strengthen the Resistance.
Special Operations ExecutiveResistance during World War IIWorld War IIAxis powers

Question 8: Famous World War II ace ________ was a Wing Commander at Tangmere in 1941.
Supermarine SpitfireHawker HurricaneDouglas BaderSupermarine Spitfire (early Merlin powered variants)

Question 9: RAF Tangmere was a Royal Air Force station famous for its role in the ________, located at Tangmere village about 3 miles east of Chichester in West Sussex, England.
Battle of FranceWestern Front (World War II)Battle of BritainPhoney War

Question 10: As war threatened in the late thirties, the fighters became faster, with Hawker Furies, ________, and the Hawker Hurricanes powered by the famous Merlin engines all being used at Tangmere.
Gloster Aircraft CompanyGloster GladiatorGloster MeteorGloster Gauntlet


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