Newsletter 26
Spring 2010
Updated on 22Feb2010
Published by the Hawker Association
for the Members.
Contents © Hawker Association

Book reviews
Camm Windsor memorial
Christmas lunch
Handley Page sixty years
Harrier news
Harry Hawker biography
Hawk news
Hurricane & Fury news
International powered lift
Making them right
New RN carriers news
RAF museum news
Sea Harrier news
Sea Hawk & Sea Fury news
Visit to Rolls-Royce  
Membership News    
     Sadly we record the deaths of aerodynamicists John Chacksfield and Ken Causer, and of Bill Sherwood who worked at Brooklands, Langley and Kingston.
    Also of Vivian Stanbury who died in January aged 96, just three years and a day after his wife Cora. Vivian joined Hawkers in 1931 rising to become Camm’s Chief Project Engineer in the era of the powerful piston engined fighters and the early jets. He resigned from Hawkers in 1956 to join Rolls-Royce cars as Chief Designer.
    Another sad loss is Gordon Hudson who died in December. Gordon came to Hawkers from Follands where he had been chief stressman on the Gnat and assistant chief designer responsible for the P.1154 rear fuselage, wing and tail before moving to Kingston where his senior positions included Chief Designer Hawk, Chief Project Engineer Harrier and Chief Engineer Kingston as an Executive Director.  

     Additions to the list since September 2009 are in Blue.
A: Mike Adams, Ken Alexander, Peter Alexander, John Allen, Martin Alton, Peter Amos, Terry Anstey, Alma Apted, Steve Apted, John Arthur, Alan Auld, Bryan Austin, Mike Azzopardi, .

B: Brenda Bainbridge, Arthur Balchin, Colin Balchin, Ambrose Barber, Paul Barber, Ray Barber, Derek Barden, Peter Barker, Geoff Barrett, Graham Bass, Ken Batstone, Dennis Baxter, Dennis Beckett, Colin Bedford, Anne Beer, David Betteridge, AV-M George Black, Guy Black, John Blackmore, Keith Bollands, Paul Boon, Betty Bore, Pat Bott, Steve Bott, Bob Bounden, Mike Bowery, Alan Boyd, Pat Boyden, Phil Boyden, Roy Braybrook, Clive Brewer, Laurie Bridges, Doug Britton, Arthur Brocklehurst, Capt. Eric Brown, Peter Brown, Ron Bryan, Reg Burrell, Robin Burton, Christopher Budgen, Maurice Budgen, Roy Budgen, George Bunt

C: Bert Callan, Richard Cannon, Maurice Carlile, Chris Carter, Bob Catterson, Jeremy Cawthorne, Maureen Chacksfield, Colin Chandler, Keith Chapman, Keith Chard, Gerry Clapp, JF Clarke, John Cockerill, Hank Cole, Percy Collino, Brian Coombes, Paul Cope, Patricia Cosgrove, Ron Cosgrove, George Cotterell, Nick Cox, Shirley Craig, John Crampton, Richard Cripps (USA), Tony Cripps, Russ Culley, Richard Curtis.

D: Tony Dalby, Clive Dalley, Andy Dalton, John Danse, Afandi Darlington, John Davie, Jo Davies, Ken Davies, Philippa Davies, Trevor Davies, Charles  Davis, Michael Davis, Diana Dean, Ralph Denning, Norman Deviell, Mike Diprose, Richard Dobbs, Mike Dodd, Colin Dodds, Lambert Dopping-Heppenstal, Jack Dowson, Brian Drew, Peter Drye, Dick Duffel, Jean Duffel, Gwen Duke, Chris Dunhill, Mike Dyke.

E: John Eacott, John Eckstein, Andy Edwards, Dave Edwards, Barry Elliot, Tony Elliott, Eric Ellis, Celia Evans, Norman Evans, Roy Evans, Frank Ewen.

F: Russ Fairchild, Paul Fairweather, Ian Falconer, Mike Fantham, Chris Farara, John Farley, John Farrow, Max Fendt, Donna Ferguson, Stan Field, Geoff Fieldus, Mike Finlay, Wilf Firth, Anne Fletcher, Richard Fletcher, Colin Flint, Dave Fowler, Mike Frain, Steve Franklin, Harry Fraser-Mitchell, Geoff French, Mike French, Heinz Frick, .
G: Roy Gaff, Mike Gane, John Gardner, Patricia Gardonio, Peter Gates, Sandie Gear, Tim Gedge, Mark Gerrard, Tony Gibbs, John Gilbert, John Glasscock, Pat Goodheart, Eric Goose, John Gough, Andy Green, John Green, Barry Grimsey.

H: David Hassard, Douglas Halloway, Clive Handy, Liz Hargreaves, Simon Hargreaves, Bryan Harman, Dawn Harris, Guy Harris, Thelma Harris, Brian Harvie, David Hastie, Norman Hayler, Eric Hayward, Bob Head, Sheila Hemsley, Keith Hertzenberg, Jock Heron, Keith Hertzenberg, Frederick Hewitt, Merlin Hibbs, Richard Hickey, Peter Hickman, Vince Higbee, Reg Hippolite, Keith Hobbs, Chris Hodson, Gordon Hodson, Derek Holden, Doc Holliday, Richard Hooke, Ralph Hooper, Linda Hopkins, Paul Hopkins, Jean Hopper, Mike Hoskins, Gerry Howard, Dawn Howes, Terry Howes, Simon Howison, Miles Huckle, Gavin Hukin.

I: Pete I'Anson, John Ieronymides, Len Illston, Maive Impey, David Ince, Brian Indge.

Hawker Association Members - February 2010

     Many will remember Dunsfold test pilot Rod Frederiksen, who died in September. As a Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander Sea Harrier pilot in the Falklands conflict he saw much combat and shot down an Argentine Dagger.
    Also from McAir, Wally Bode and Chief Buyer, Bill Thomson, well known to AV-8B men, died in January.
    More cheerfully we welcome new Members: David Betteridge, Terry Long and Orde Peter Scott.
    This list will be updated in each Newsletter. Please let the editor know if there are any spelling mistakes or incorrect first names.
    If you know any 'Hawker' people who are not members, please tell them about the Association. Especially welcome are Production and Commercial people as they are under-represented at present.
    Names only are given for legal reasons. If you wish to write to a Member put your letter in a plain stamped envelope and send it to the Editor who will forward it for you

J: Keith Jackman, John Janes, Gordon Jefferson, David Jelley, Harry Johnson, John Johnson, Brian Jones,  Ian Jordan, Robin Jowit, Alf Justin.

K: Andrew Keech, Brian Kent, Dennis Ketcher, Bill King, Dave King, Charles Kirk.

L: Barry Laight, Mike Laker, Charles Lamb, Richard Lane, George Latham, Paul Latham, Pam Lawrence, Andrew Lawson, Stanley Lawson, Geoff Lee, Gordon Lewis, Mark Lewis, Vernon Lidstone, Gary Lillistone, Andrew Lloyd, Gary Lockley, David Lockspeiser, Norman Long, Terry Long, Basil Lockwood-Goose, Gordon Lorrimer, David Lovell, Lynda Lucas.

M: Albert Magee, Al Mahoon, Mick Mansell, John Marsh, Ann Martin/Disspain/Turk,  Dennis Mason, Brian Maton, Don McGovern, June McKeon, Ronald Mears, Mike Mendoza, AV-M Alan Merriman, Richard Micklefield, Jim Middleton, Buffy Milford, Robert Millar, Jack Mills, George Mitchell, Brian Monk, Pat Moon, Leslie Moore, Pauline Moore, Pat Moran, Nicholas Morland, Pete Munday, Carole Murphy, Gloria Murphy, Martin Murray.

N: Mike Newel, Anthea Newman, Jennifer Nicholas.

O: Roger O'Brien-Hill, John O'Sullivan, Robin Owen.

P: Les Palmer, Glynne Parker, John I Parker, John L Parker, John Partridge, Bernard Patrick, John Pearce, Barry Pegram, Martin Pennell, Bill Phillips, Ted Pincombe, Dick Poole, Don Pratt, Dave Priddy, Mike Pryce.

Q: John Quinn.

R: Clive Radley, Frank Rainsborough, Raharto, Colin Raisey, Paul Rash, Diane Raymond, Vanessa Rayner{H}, David Rees, Peggy Remmington, Francis Rhodes, Geoff Richards, Bill Richardson, Kelvin Richardson, Chris Roberts, Graham Roe, Chris Russell, Peter Ryans.

S: Ian Sandell, Bernie Scott, Orde Peter Scott, Alex Seaman, Ray Searle, Maurice Shakespeare (Associate), George Smith, Mike Sharland, Arthur Sharpe, Douglas Shorey, Peter Sibbald, Sadie Simmonds, Duncan Simpson, Derek Sims, Gerry Sims, Charles Smith, Don Smith, Harold Smith, John Smith, Karl Smith, Pete Smith, Selwyn Smith, Roy Sparrow, Don Spiers, Peter Spragg, June Stephens, John Strange, Carroll Stroud, Christine Strudwick, Tony Strudwick, Douglas Stubbs, Bill Swinchatt.

T: Brian Taylor, David Taylor, Stuart Taylor, Brian Tei, Reginald Thompson, Geoff Tomlinson, Graham Tomlinson, Terence Tompkins, Rod Tribick, Peter Trow, Ron Trowell, Bert Turner, Michael Turvey.

U: John Underhill.

W: Terry Walker, David Ward, John Webb, Harry Webb, Patrick Webb, Graham Weller, Rob Welsh, Bryan West, Judith Westrop, Jenny Wheatley, Phil Wheatley, Jan White, Mick White, Roy Whitehead, Peter Whitney, Annette Williams, Don Williams, John S Williams, Ron Williams, Sally Williams, Colin Wilson, George Wilson, Hilda Wilson, Paul Wilson, Dick Wise, Helen Woan, Kuo Wong, George Woods, Trevor Woods, Len Woodward, Alan Woolley.

George Smith