News updated 14 Feb 2024
March 13 details of the next meeting will be sent in due course
14 March Nick Anderson gave a very interesting talk ‘Life in a Hornets Nest describing how he was posted to Australia to fly their brand new F/A18 Hornets on No 77 Squadron RAAF. Nick returns to tell us about his experiences mastering this remarkable fighter aircraft and his eventful time in a land Down Under.
The ‘Hawker Archive’ channel of YouTube which operates in a similar way to the main HA Video Library. Access to this is restricted to Hawker Association Members; the link can be obtained from a committee member. David Priddy.
10 January Rear Admiral David Snelson RN gave us a very interesting talk on the Five HMS Ark Royals from around 1582.
13 December About 30 members were at the YMCA Xmas lunch which was very good with generous portions and additional unexpected items; bottles of wine, roll and soup starter, and mulled wine.
10 September An extremely successful and enjoyable BBQ at Dunsfold, held adjacent to Hunter for Kingston XL623 being restored by a dedicated team of members; 49 members attended. A story and photos will be available later.
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.
The museum needs volunteers; could you spend a few hours a week helping out. More.
There are 6 Newsletter Indexes of stories appearing in newsletters. Each index displays a list of stories and a link to display the story in a new window.
From November 2020 we have provided talks to members using Zoom; catalogue of talks recorded and available as unlisted on YouTube by a link.
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 2003-
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 £7. Membership Application form; PDF Document (3kb).
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