Newsletter 14
Autumn 2006
Updated on 20Oct2006
Published by the Hawker Association
for the Members.
Contents © Hawker Association

Annual General Meeting
Beating the System
Boeing Training Systems
Camm Headstone Restored
Camm Memorial Service
Camm Tribute - Engineer
Camm Tribute - Private Man
Hawk News
Hawker People News
Hayward in Switzerland
Kingston Aviation Project
Once More into the Breach
Private Sea Harrier
Programme for 2006/7
RAF Harrier Story
Association Ties
On Friday 21st July, a Memorial Service for Sir Sydney Camm CBE Hon FRAeS was held at The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Windsor High Street, marking the 40th anniversary of his death. The event, which included the unveiling of a commemorative tablet and a reception at The Guildhall afterwards, was the brainchild of Flight Lieutenant Stuart Leigh-Davies FIS RAFVR T, Officer Commanding 459 (Windsor) Squadron ATC.

Notable attendees who addressed the congregation were Air Chief Marshal Sir Joe French, C-in-C Strike Command, RAF; Ambrose Barber, Chairman of the Hawker Association; and Elizabeth Dickson, granddaughter of Sir Sydney. The tablet was unveiled by Elizabeth's daughter and Sir Sydney's great granddaughter, Chloe Barrett-Dickson.
Camm Memorial Service

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The Service was conducted by the Revd Mary Barnes and was attended by a large congregation with many colleagues of Sir Sydney from the Hawker Association, including Ralph Hooper, successor to Sir Sydney as the long term leader of the Kingston design team. BAE Sytems was represented by the Engineering Director at Farnborough, Simon Howison. Local dignitaries included the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, John E Handcock, and the Mayor and Mayoress of Windsor. The RAF was represented by  members of 459 Squadron ATC and RAF officers with fond memories of Sir Sydney's fighters, including Air Chief Marshal Sir Dick Johns, recently retired Chief of the Air Staff.

At the reception Flt Lt Stuart Leigh-Davies gave the background to the event and noted that it was the start of a longer term project to set up a larger, permanent memorial to Sir Sydney in the town.