Newsletter 11
Winter 2005
Updated on 18Nov2005
Published by the Hawker Association
for the Members.
Contents © Hawker Association

Agenda for Aerospace
Duxford Visit
Harrier First Delivery
Hawker People News
Heritage Memorial Project
HMS Invincible Retires
Last Pegasus
Programme 2005-6
Sopwith Stories
Tangmere Hawker Weekend
Unified Flight Control
Dick Wise was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to UK business interests in the USA. It's good to see Dick's long term and conscientious work at Dunsfold and Kingston on Harrier projects bearing fruit in his subsequent career with BAe/BAES at Warton and in the USA. Congratulations from your old colleagues, Dick!

Members will remember Peter Martin, the Hunter pilot and Sales Exec. of black eyepatch fame; sadly, he died this Summer. Our condolences to his relatives and many friends.

Our very best wishes to Ralph Hooper who underwent a hip replacement in October. I am very happy to report that the patient is doing well.
Geoff Lee has a new book out, "Horizons; the RAF in the 21st Century" (ISBN 0 946958 45 9), with 200 of his air-to-air colour photographs.  It is an Ad Hoc publication (07776 134277) and costs

A Planning Application for the curved stainless steel column and Hunter model has been submitted to the Kingston Council. The memorial is to be sited at the Kingston side of the town bridge.

If a positive  result is announced in November, that will be a major achievement; but the project will come to nothing without money. Les Palmer is in charge of fund raising and now needs your help and support. Please call him on 01784 460418 or approach him at the next Meeting.

If you want to see 'Hawkers' remembered, here is your opportunity to make sure it happens by helping with the fund raising admin. No helpers; no money; no memorial