Typoon And Tempest Association
Ken Rimmell, who founded the Association
in 1982, writes...
If any Hawker Association Members who
flew, built or
worked on either Typhoons or Tempests would like to join this year's
Typhoon and Tempest Association get-together near West Wittering in
West Sussex on Saturday June 3rd, would they please contact me at
, or phone 07884 195259 or write to
1 The Glade, Pagham, West Sussex, PO21 4SD. There is a bar and lunch
can be pre-booked at £8.
Entente Cordial Fund
During the battle of Normandy in 1944,
Typhoon squadrons supported the British and Canadian armies. In the ten
week campaign 50% of the aircraft and 40% of the pilots were lost.
The grateful French population formed
Association pour le Souvenir des Ailes de la Victoire de Normandie
(ASAVN), built a magnificent Typhoon Memorial at Noyers Bocage, located
crashed Typhoons and buried the pilots with full military honours. The
marked graves are beautifully cared for and tended in some cases by
young children. At the heart of these efforts has been M. Jacques
Brehin, President of the ASAVN, and his team.
Surviving Typhoon pilots wish to provide
with a memorable 'thank you' occasion. To this end David
who gave us an outstanding talk on his wartime Typhoon experiences (see
NL.5), is the Chairman of the Typhoon Entente Cordiale (TECF) fund,
raising money to pay for an event at Middle Wallop on 23 May (including
a Eurofighter Typhoon flypast), to cover travelling costs of the French
guests and to set up a bursary for French youngsters. Sponsors are
being sought but individual contributions would be very welcome.
Please send your cheques payable to the
TECF at 4 Rawson Court, Sea Lane, Rustington, West Sussex, BN16 2SD