News Items 2005
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but are no
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Over 60 members
had a very enjoyable Xmas lunch on 14 December 2005.
Lunch is on December 14 at 12:30 (NOTE earlier time)
Phone Percy Collino on 020 8337 8143 and then send him a cheque for
£15 payable to The Hawker Association as soon as possible.
Seating is limited so again it will have to be a 'no partners' event. Details
(Winter 2005) is available online.
10 (Autumn 2005)
is available online.
On Wed 9 November
Michael Pryce will
talk on ‘Beyond the Harrier, Kingston's Projected Harrier
On Tue 25
r John Arthur is leading the BAES Retirement
Association Walk 36 at Leith Hill and Coldharbour; all are invited. Details
GERMAN AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH IN WW2
On the 12th October Ralph Denning, for 20 years Chief Project
Engineer at Bristol Engines/Rolls-Royce, gave a detailed account of the
projects, wind tunnels and other facilities at LFA Volkenrode, near
Ralph had himself been a
member of the UK Ministry of Aircraft Production evaluation team
working in Germany in 1945-46 so Members were treated to a first-hand
Over 60 Members
attended this important, eye-opening lecture. It is clear that had the
allies not overrun Germany when they did, the new jet aircraft and
missile systems would have outclassed the fully developed, but
obsolescent, allied armoury. Chris Farara
On Wed 14
there will be a video and social gathering.
There will be a committee meeting at 11:30 am.
first coach trip, to the Duxford Imperial War Museum, on Wed 7 Sept was
a great success. Percy Collino organised perfect weather, there was a
full coach and there was much of interest.
going to Duxford on Wed 7 Sept; Percy Collino needs your
for £15, payable to Hawker Association, at the meeting on 10
August, or sent to Percy (or Barry Pegram) to be received by 20 August
at the latest.
On Wed 10
August there will be a video and social gathering. There will be a
committee meeting at 11:30 am.
On Tue 19
Arthur is leading Walk 35 at Strood Green and
Leigh; all are invited. Details
On Wed 13
Boxer will be giving a talk “Once upon a
Time I was a Regional Executive” There will be a committee
meeting in the morning.
9Jun05 Newsletter 9
is on line.
The Summer BBQ
on 8 June had ideal weather, story and pictures
On Wed 11 May
Gedge will talk on the Sea Harrier, Introduction,
Operation & Future. There will be a committee meeting at 11:30
Sea Harrier, Introduction,
Operation & Future
On 11 May Cdr Tim Gedge RN Rtd gave a fascinating talk centred around
the Sea Harrier.
He covered its introduction into service and the Falklands campaign, in
both of which Tim was intimately involved in training, combat and
command. He concluded by looking into the future of the Fleet Air Arm
with GR9s and the JSF.
After a lengthy question time with the informed audience, the
vote of thanks was given by Duncan Simpson.
The 2nd AGM
at 2.00pm. Notice of AGM and
On Wed 13
will be a video and social gathering. There
will be a committee meeting at 11:30 am.
13 Mar Newsletter 8
is on line.
The Boxer Utility
Aircraft and the Singapore Hunter
the 9th March David Lockspeiser told how he devised, managed and flew
the flight test programme to clear the carriage of new weapons and
equipment for the Singapore Air Force Hunters in-country.
He then went on to describe the design and development of his Boxer or
Land Development aircraft, a light but adaptable transport of canard
configuration. Regrettably its life was cut short by an arson attack!
Reminiscences of a Salesman
On the 9th February John Parker entertained Members with his witty
observations on the life of a Hawker salesman in South America, Africa,
China, Morocco and Australia. He explained the many frustrations caused
by unexpected events and inauspicious coincidences.
Hawker Stress Office
from Ken Causer details
On Wed 12
there will be a social gathering with an aviation
There will be a committee meeting at Barry Pegram’s house at
12:00 on Fri 14 January 05 instead of before the meeting