At the end of the year Boeing St Louis will deliver the last Harrier II. To mark this notable event the Company with BAES is sponsoring a book of the history of the project. It is being written by Lon Nordeen, a Boeing engineer with long involvement with the project.
On 17th September, at the request of Dick Wise, Hawker Association members Ralph Hooper, Ray Searle, Dick Poole and Gordon Jefferson met with Lon to give him details of the British background and involvement. Hank Cole, one time McAir resident engineer at Kingston, was also there. Beside ensuring that the UK contribution was fully understood, everyone enjoyed a happy social occasion remembering those particular old days.
The Committee have been promised a pre-publication copy to check the facts.