Archived Future Event Items 2019
Future Events that have been on the News page but are no longer current are generally transferred to an archive. As there are generally more announcements of Future event than News; each have their own archive page from 2017.
14 August A formal talk isn’t scheduled for August. We are encouraging members to bring along items that reveal something of their hobbies and interests outside Hawkers; what’s been revealed in previous sessions has been fascinating, let’s have more! Frank Rainsborough will bring some posters that illustrate what he did in his competitive sailing days, and he’ll add some words as explanations and information. David Hassard has offered to bring along a few favourites from his collection of aviation books each entirely illustrated by a single artist/illustrator. If you have a favourite illustrated aviation book or two do bring them along for all to see. Contributions on the day will be welcome. A PC and projector will be available for anyone to use.
On Wed 10 July Mick Mansell will talk on the JSF Story. There will be a committee meeting in the morning.
On Wed 12 June there will be the Summer BBQ at 12:30; note the earlier time. Book and pay the Hawker Association by Thursday 6th June essential, details. There will NOT be a committee meeting in the morning.
Wednesday 8 May It is with regret that we’re announcing Karl Wingett-
In the meantime at 14:00 there will be a feature film “Angels One Five”. Synopsis: “The Battle of Britain as seen through the eyes of the operations room of a Kent fighter station during the summer of 1940. A young, inexperienced pilot has trouble settling into the routine of squadron life, and his adherence to the rule book puts him out of favour with his comrades. Can he win them round?”
Karl offered to send his prepared slides and notes to us so that someone else could step in and give the talk, what he told us was ‘I've been refining my presentation to enable any one who may be daft enough to talk through the slide show. There are 37 slides in total and I've expanded my aides to enable anyone to read or paraphrase the dialogue’ Karl, thanks! But your Committee have decided that we would rather wait until Karl had recovered to the point when he could come to Kingston and give the talk himself.
On Wednesday 8 May Karl Wingett-
On Wednesday 10 April there is the Annual General Meeting; please support your Association. After the formal AGM business is completed videos will be shown. Membership renew form 2019 and Notice of AGM . There will be a committee meeting in the morning.
On Wednesday 13 March Ambrose Barber will talk on ”Fresh interests since retirement”. He looks forward to taking us, in the space of an hour, through five subjects that have been of particular interest to him in retirement. These will include sharing and operating a classic light aircraft, the humour and tribulations involved in running an award-
On Wednesday 13 February there is a change to the published programme because Lt Cdr Chris Gotke latterly Commanding Officer of the RNHF (Royal Navy Historic Flight) is now posted to RNAS (Royal Naval Air Station) Culdrose. Our Chairman, Chris Roberts has kindly stepped in and will talk on “Pioneers in Aviation”. Most of you will know something about Chris’s glittering career in aviation, that he was a Hunter pilot, a Red Arrows Folland Gnat pilot, a Harrier QFI and QWI, a BAe/BAE Systems CTP and a civil commercial pilot.Chris has spoken to Hawker Association audiences on one or more of these career experiences and his talk on the Wednesday 13th February is a brief look at some of the men and women who made a lasting contribution during the course of the history of aviation. Inventors, scientists, administrators, engineers and pilots have all been involved, as have the dreamers who perhaps inspired the rest. In over 2500 years many paved the way for others to follow on the journey from kites to the Thunderbirds.
On Wednesday 9 January following the success in 2018 there is a special social meeting at the Hawker Centre at 14:00. The committee is asking members to share their hobbies and interests; details. There is a committee meeting in the morning.