Newsletter 24
Summer 2009
Updated on 20May2009
Published by the Hawker Association
for the Members.
Contents Hawker Association

Cygnet News
F-35B Lightning II News
Folland Spirit Of Hamble
Harrier News
Hawk News
Hawkers In The 1950s
Hawkers in The Late 1930s
Hurricane News
R&D Department
Tempest News
Testing V/STOL Projects
World War 2 Experiences

Programme For 2009
at May 2009

 Wed 13th May "The Kestrel Evaluation Squadron - and More". Don Spiers.  John Farley book signing.
 Wed 10th June Summer Barbecue - 12.30 for 1.00 pm
 Wed 8th July "America!". Dick Wise.
 Wed 12th Aug  Social and video.
 Wed 9th Sep Social and video.
 Wed 17th Sep  Visit to Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust museum - meet there for 10:30am.
 Wed 14th Oct "Making them Right - an Engineer at Hawkers 1936 - 1976". David Hassard. 
 Wed 11th Nov "The BAE Systems Heritage Programme". John L Parker.
 Wed 9th Dec Christmas Lunch

     Don Spiers's distinguished Ministry career included the positions of Controller Aircraft (CA) as well as Director General Aircraft (DGA), and Dick Wise will probably be best remembered as the Harrier Project Director before he was posted to the USA.
    Project Manager John Parker now has responsibility for BAES heritage activities, and David Hassard is Charles Plantin's son-in-law whose talk will cover  the work at Kingston of this outstanding engineer.

     The visit to the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Museum at Filton, Bristol, is limited to 20 attendees so please let Barry Pegram (01306 631125) know as soon as possible if you want to go. The visit starts at 10.30 am and finishes at 3.00 pm. Barry will send you details of how to find the museum and explain the security arrangements.
    Unless stated otherwise, meetings are at the Hawker Centre, Kingston - the old Sports & Social Club - and start at 2.00 pm. Lunch and drinks are available beforehand, tea afterwards, and there is a large, free car park.