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On Wednesday 13 December there is the Xmas lunch; details. There is not a committee meeting in the morning.

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 probably more than the total of all the other 17 Heritage Open Days events in Kingston. Story and photos.

27 June Newsletter 48 (Summer) PDF is available online.

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

At the AGM held on April 12th a new Chairman was elected following the retirement of Ambrose Barber who held that position since the founding of the Association. Our Chairman is now Chris Roberts, well known to many members as Chief Test Pilot at Dunsfold and for the talks he has given to the Association.

The Committee thanks Ambrose for his long and excellent leadership and welcomes Chris with best wishes for an enjoyable and successful tenure as Chairman.

09 Mar Newsletter 47 (Spring) PDF is available online.

18 February Sorry the web site has not been up to date due to illness and problems with the web server. Richard Cannon Webmaster.

On Wednesday 21st September there was an extremely interesting visit to North Weald Heritage Aviation Even a P51 Mustang and a Hawker Fury were flown for us; photos.

On 13 July Gr Capt Cab Townsend gave a very interesting talk on the UK F35B Lightning; Photos.

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


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Canbury Park Road Factory

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


1 November Sadly we have learnt of the death of our friend Chris Rostant, who for many years worked in the Airworthiness Department at Kingston and Farnborough. The funeral will take place at Guildford Crematorium on Thursday 9th November at 2.15pm. Barry Pegram.

1 October Adam Davies informs us that his Grandfather Frank Harrall sadly passed away on 1st October aged 93. Frank joined Hawkers in 1938 and clocked up 49 years of service at the Ham site before retiring.  I believe that Frank was head of the experimental division when he retired.  Frank always spoke with great affection of his time at Hawker / British Aerospace.  He was a wonderful man who will be sadly missed. (Neither were members of the Association but some may remember Frank)

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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, or have an interest in Hawkers, you are probably eligible to join. Check the list of qualifying companies. The subscription for 2013 is only £5. Membership Application form; PDF Document (3kb)