Archived News Items 2014 updated 15Jan2015
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On 10 December there will be our annual Association Xmas Lunch. The cost will be £16.50. Details. There will NOT be a committee meeting in the morning.
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On Wed 8 October Simon Howison will talk on BAESystems today. There will be a Committee Meeting in the morning.
21 September We have heard that Stan Stapleton, who had been head of Aerodynamics at Kingston, has died aged 89; the funeral is at 2:40 pm (Note corrected from 12:30) on Wednesday 25 September at the North East Surrey Crematorium.
Paul Hopkins, who was one of the Test Pilots at Dunsfold and then Warton, very sadly died on Sunday, 31 August. His funeral is taking place at St Cuthberts Church, Lytham, at 14:00 on Tuesday 9 September.
On Wed 13 August our ‘social and video’ meeting will be a new departure; David Hassard and Bill Downing will be there and Members are invited to bring along some of their ‘Hawker’ photographs and other memorabilia for others to see and possibly to be scanned for the Centenary Project and Brooklands Museum archives. There will be a committee meeting in the morning.
On Wed 9 July Ed Hui will talk on paper Aeroplanes.
On Wed 11 June there will be the Summer BBQ at 12:30; note the earlier time. Book and pay Ken Batstone, by Friday 6th June, on 01932 229938, details. There will NOT be a committee meeting in the morning.
On Wed 14 May Prof John Allan will talk on “The HSA Advanced Projects Group”. There will be a committee meeting in the morning.
On Wed 9 April there is the Annual General Meeting; please support your Association. After the formal AGM business is completed videos will be shown. Notice of AGM and Membership renewal form as a PDF document. There will be a committee meeting in the morning.
31 March Sadly Jerry Lockspeiser tells us that David has died. More
12 March Bernie Scott will talk on ‘Fifty Years of Flying’. There will be a committee meeting in the morning.
On Wednesday 12 February Jeff Boyling will talk on ‘Circuit of Britain, 1913 and 2013’.
On Wednesday 9 January there will a Social gathering with the annual quiz by Les Palmer. There will be a committee meeting in the morning.
8 February The Brooklands Museum is setting up a display of wireless equipment and needs help, especially with information on what equipment was fitted to 'Hawker' aircraft. If you can help or know someone who could please contact Andy Lambert at .
29 January Sadly we have heard of the death of George Mitchell who joined Hawkers pre-