28 April 2023
Tangmere (St. Andrew) Churchyard - War Grave Week Tours
War Graves Week is an initiative aimed at encouraging people from the local community to come together and discover the World War heritage on their doorstep – learning about the stories of those commemorated by the CWGC and the skills, dedication and expertise of those CWGC staff and volunteers who work to keep their memory alive.
MEETING POINT at church gate entrance, Church Lane.
The churchyard of St. Andrew, is close to the site of the former R.A.F. Aerodrome at Tangmere which was operational from 1918 to 1970. The churchyard was used for the burial of airmen from this station both before and after the 1939-1945 War. There are 39 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-1945 War, all airmen, 1 of whom is unidentified. There are 13 German Air Force burials here, 1 of whom is unidentified. The majority of these airmen were killed during the Battle of Britain. The Commonwealth war graves are grouped in three rows on the western side of the church, and beside them is the single row of German graves.
Parking available in Church Lane or at Tangmere Aviation Museum; no facilities or toilets; uneven ground.
Please dress for the weather and wear suitable footwear.