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Newsletter 1
Autumn 2002

updated 1Dec2002



The Hawker Association

The Brooklands Museum

Kingston Aviation

Hawker Websites

Kingston & Dunsfold

The Aeroplane

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Kingston & Dunsfold Reunion

Organised by Richard and Anne Fletcher and Les Palmer, with help from Barry Pegram, a very successful reunion lunch was held in the Chequered Flag Room at the Brooklands Museum on Saturday November 2nd.

About 165 'Hawker' people attended and enjoyed lunch in the interesting surroundings. Sir Colin Chandler spoke about his memories of the good old days at Kingston, and Mike Turner outlined the future for BAe Systems.

Mick Mansell then gave a short resume on the future thinking for military aircraft. Many old friendships were renewed and exciting times relived.

Many attendees suggested that this reunion should become a regular event and the Association Committee and organisers will be giving this idea serious thought. What do you Members think about the venue and frequency?

The Aeroplane

The November 2002 issue contains 'Database Hawker P.1127 & Kestrel'. This very thorough and well illustrated 19 page article was prepared by aviation historian Henry Matthews with much help from Hugh Merewether, Duncan Simpson, Ralph Hooper and your Editor.

It covers the development history of the P.1127 and Kestrel, the Kestrel Evaluation Squadron, technical details, flying the type and individual aircraft histories. A good 3.30's worth.