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News updated 16Dec2017

Harriers over Dunsfold


Kingston Aviation Centenary Project (KACP)

The website continues to be updated with very interesting weekly stories of Sopwith 100 years ago, Hawker People stories and photos added to the gallery.

There is a very interesting set of PDF files giving a short history of the Ham factory; best to return to the Menu, from a pdf file display, using the back arrow or backspace key.

Brooklands Museum

The Re-Engineering Brooklands project.

The museum needs volunteers; could you spend a few hours a week helping out. More


16 December The funeral details published on 14th have changed. Sadly Duncan Simpson has died after suffering for some time the after-effects of a stroke.

A PRIVATE funeral will be on Friday January 5th.

A Memorial Service will be held at St Clement Danes (WC2R 1DH) on Tuesday 24th April at 11am, afterwards at the RAF Club, to which all are welcome.


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Most of the talks given to the Association are videoed by Richard Cannon. If you missed a talk many are available as a video DVD; the List also gives links to the newsletter stories of talks.

For Hawk enthusiasts - The Aviation Historian issue 11, published on April 15th, contains a 14 page feature on the Air Force of Zimbabwe's use of the Hawk in the Second Congo War during 1998–99. Details of what was called "the Hawk's finest hour" have only slowly emerged over the last 15 years.

Are you a Member ? If you have worked for Hawkers or a successor company you are eligible to join. In addition membership may, at the discretion of the Committee, also be granted to those people who share the interests and aims of the Association. Check the list of qualifying companies. The subscription is only £5. Membership Application form; PDF Document (3kb).

Next Events

On Wednesday 14 February Chris Roberts will talk on "Airline Flight Safety". There is a committee meeting in the morning.

15 January When Google changed from Picasa Web Albums to Google Photos they removed the option to give public access to albums and the Photo link in the Menu stopped working; I couldn’t find a fix until now. Links to all 19 albums can be seen on one page again. It needed all the photos to be uploaded which meant all the links to albums have had to be updated; if there are any problems please let me know using this Contact me link.

9 December Newsletter 49 Winter 2017 PDF is available online.

Grroup with Sea FuryOn 27 September 21 members had a very interesting visit to Yeolvilton Royal Navy Air Station Historic Flight (RNHF); Story, Photos


On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September the Richmond Road Factory Heritage Open Days centenary exhibition at the Hawker Centre was extremely successful with more than 871 visitors including 125 children. That was more than the total of all the other 17 Heritage Open Days events in Kingston. Story and photos.

On 14 June there was super weather for the excellent Summer BBQ. Story, photos

Association Ties are available at a cost of £7.50. Details

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Canbury Park Road Factory