Newsletter 28
Autumn 2010
Updated on 30Oct2010
Published by the Hawker Association
for the Members.
Contents Hawker Association

Book Reviews
DH Heritage Centre
Experimental Department
Hawker Formations
Hunter News
New Technologies
Programme For 2010
PWS 'George' Bulman
Sea Harrier News
Sir Sydney And I
Sopwith News
Two-Seat Fury
Wartime Memories

    We have a very significant anniversary coming up in November - 50 years since the first hover of Ralph Hooper's P.1127 prototype, XP831. Spare a moment to consider what this first step led to and how much the lives of many of us were influenced by it. We owe Ralph, and Gordon Lewis (who sadly died in October), Bristol's BE53 designer, a great debt of gratitude.
Chris Farara
    Our traditional Christmas Lunch is coming up; please note that the date is 8th December, not 15th as given in earlier Newsletters.
    A Membership renewal form went out with NL.26 …but 94 of you, including 24 for 2009/10 and 12 from 2008/9, have still not responded. Please help your hard working Secretary by paying up! Send your 5 cheques to Barry Pegram at 12 Becket Wood, Newdigate, Surrey, RH5 5AQ. If you are not renewing please call Barry, anyway, so we can take you off the mailing list.
    Also, please keep sending your contributions to:
The Editor, Chris Farara, at
24 Guildown Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4EN.
Tel. 01483 825955
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