Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
South East England Trail.
The former RAF Tangmere air station played a pivotal role during the Second World War, especially during the Battle of Britain.
The station was also a secret base for the SOE, who flew agents in and out of Occupied France to strengthen the French Resistance.
Noor was driven to Tangmere Cottage, operations centre for the SOE, on 16 June 1943 by Vera Atkins, Assistant Head of the F-section (French section). She had her last supper and prepared for her journey. Later that night, night of a full moon, Noor was flown to France in a Lysander under the cover name Jeanne-Marie. Noor was the first woman radio operator to be flown into Occupied France.
The museum houses historic aircraft, aviation memorabilia, and an exhibition dedicated to the work of the SOE agents, including Noor. A rose has been planted in the memorial garden, in her memory.