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10 July 14:00 At YMCA Hawker (KT2 5BH) Squadron Leader Joe Marsden will talk on “The Falklands Mission – Defence and Life After the Conflict.” Joe served for 29 years in the RAF firstly as a pilot flying the iconic Vulcan and Canberra bombers among other military aircraft. His talk will give a short background history of the Falklands and how life has developed in the Islands since the conflict of 1982. Joe looks mainly at the changes for the military but will include the ways this has impacted on the local population.    


12 June Although cold for June 26 members were able to be outside and enjoy a good BBQ prepared by YMCA Hawker.

10 April At the AGM there was no change to the Committee. The following documents were approved
     1   A revised version of the Constitution, Issue 5  (previous Constitution, Issue 4)

2   Minutes of the 2023 AGM

3   2024 Accounts (Notes)

13 March Anthony Inglis LRCM brought us a most interesting talk entitled ‘9 pilots – 1 Family’. The recording is available in the usual library. Please remember that the recording is only for members of the Association and the link must not be shared. David Priddy

14 February Nick Anderson gave a very interesting talk ‘Life in a Hornets Nest describing how he was posted to Australia to fly their brand new F/A18 Hornets on No 77 Squadron RAAF. Nick returns to tell us about his experiences mastering this remarkable fighter aircraft and his eventful time in a land Down Under.

The ‘Hawker Archive’ channel of YouTube, which operates in a similar way to the main HA Video Library, has some DVD videos of early talks. Access to this is restricted to Hawker Association Members; the link can be obtained from a committee member. David Priddy.

10 January Rear Admiral David Snelson RN gave us a very interesting talk on the Five HMS Ark Royals from around 1582.

Kingston Aviation Centenary Project (KACP)

The website continues to be updated with very interesting weekly stories of Sopwith 100 years ago, Hawker People stories and photos added to the gallery.

There is a very interesting set of PDF files giving a short history of the Ham factory; best to return to the Menu, from a pdf file display, using the back arrow or backspace key.

Brooklands Museum

The Re-Engineering Brooklands project.

The museum needs volunteers; could you spend a few hours a week helping out. More.


 There are 6 Newsletter Indexes of stories appearing in newsletters. Each index displays a list of stories and a link to display the story in a new window.

From November 2020 we have provided talks to members using Zoom; catalogue of talks recorded and available as unlisted on YouTube by a link.

 Most of the talks given to the Association are videoed by Richard Cannon. If you missed a talk many are available as a video DVD; the List 2003-2009 is a web page with links to the newsletter stories of talks.

Are you a Member ? If you have worked for Hawkers or a successor company you are eligible to join. In addition membership may, at the discretion of the Committee, also be granted to those people who share the interests and aims of the Association. Check the list of qualifying companies. The subscription is only £7. Membership Application form; PDF Document (3kb).

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