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
    It's hard to believe, but the Association has just held its sixth AGM; time flies when you're enjoying yourself. The meeting is reported below where you will see that our membership numbers and finances are both healthy so we must be getting something right!
    In this issue we have several personal accounts of working for 'Hawkers'; my thanks to the contributors. They make fascinating reading and I hope they inspire more of you to put finger to keyboard or pen to paper. The accounts of talks given to the Association attest to the continuing high quality of our speakers and their subjects; thanks to them, as well.

Chris Farara
    Following my request in NL.23 some members sent me their e-mail addresses. If you didn't, please do it now! It will make communications much easier for the Committee and more reliable for you.
    It has been a sad time for deaths so far this year, including two very long serving 'Hawker' people: Roger Dabbs, stressman, Airframe Engineer and Hawk Project Engineer, and Jack Simmonds, a stalwart of the Experimental DO and the Design Office. They will be missed but theirpersonalities, reputations and achievements live on in our memories.
    Write to: The Editor, Chris Farara, at
24 Guildown Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4EN.
Tel. 01483 825955
e-mail Chris Farara E-mail