Newsletter 3
Summer 2003

Updated on 01Jul2003



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Our Association continues to grow in membership - now close to 300 - the meetings have been exciting and well supported and we are beginning to be known nationally. Your Committee is delighted with the continuing response from past and present employees which proves that the Association is satisfying a real need.

At the Committee meeting on March 12th a Chairman was formally elected; Ambrose Barber. As an ex-RAF National Service Vampire pilot Ambrose started at HAL in Flight Development at Dunsfold before moving into the the commercial area and eventually becoming General Manager at Hamble. His wide experience and enthusiasm for 'Hawkers' will be a great asset to the Association.

Ambrose is supported by Barry Pegram as Secretary and Membership Secretary, Mike Hoskins as Treasurer, Percy Collino as Meetings Organiser, Chris Farara as Newsletter Editor and Richard Cannon as Webmaster. Committee members 'without portfolio' are Ralph Hooper, Gordon Jefferson, Wilf Firth and Harry Fraser-Mitchell.

As you will see below, several Members have sent in contributions; this is what brings the Newsletter alive. Also, use it to tell the Committee, for instance, what you would like in the way of meetings and events and when and how often you would like them held. You can also volunteer! Letters to the Editor, please.

Write to: The Editor, Chris Farara,
at 24 Guildown Road, Guildford,
Surrey, GU2 4EN
tel. 01483 825955;

Chriss Farara

Chris Farara