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News updated 15Nov18

Kingston Aviation Centenary Project (KACP)

The website continues to be updated with very interesting weekly stories of Sopwith 100 years ago, Hawker People stories and photos added to the gallery.

There is a very interesting set of PDF files giving a short history of the Ham factory; best to return to the Menu, from a pdf file display, using the back arrow or backspace key.

Brooklands Museum

The Re-Engineering Brooklands project.

The museum needs volunteers; could you spend a few hours a week helping out. More


19 November Sadly we have just heard that Dave Edwards, who was Contracts Manager, has died. The funeral will take place at Kingston Cemetery on Bonner Hill Road, KT1 3EZ.m at 11:30 on Thursday 22nd November.   

Next Events

On Wednesday 12 December there is the Xmas lunch; details. There is not a committee meeting in the morning.

19 August Newsletter 52 Winter 2018 PDF is available online.

On Wednesday 10 October there was a John Farley Commemoration at Brooklands Museum; story.

On 24 May 2015 John Farley give a talk to BTM (Brooklands Trust Members) on the Harrier Story starting in 1951. It was  Videoed by BTM; it is well worth watching and you can see it here.


02 September General Data Protection. The Hawker Association Data Protection Policy was published in

Newsletter 51 Summer 2018 that was sent to all members.


30 August The end of Dunsfold aerodrome. Although there was strong opposition planning approval has been given for the development of Dunsfold Park; it includes 1800 houses and the removal of the runways.

01 August This web site has been developed and is maintained by Richard Cannon primarily to provide an additional communication and information channel for The Hawker Association.

Since its creation in 2003 until August 2018 it has been hosted on the web space include with my TalkTalk broadband. They gave me 2 weeks notice that it was being discontinued.

Member John Gardner offered me spare web space he had on; many thanks for being a big help. If anything isn’t working please let me know; if am not told I can’t fix it.  

24 July The Hawker Association has taken on an exiting new project involving the last Hunter T7 made (XL 623); story, video excellent 8:00 time lapse of lowering to ground. Video from initial study to lower XP 623 on to a lorry (16:30).

13 June was a fine day for the 30 members attending the excellent Summer BBQ; story, photos.

9 May  Ed Hui gave a very interesting talk on paper aeroplanes and many other topics.

11 April there was the AGM; Photos  

14 March Dick Poole gave a very interesting talk on the Harrier ski-jump flight trials to around 38 members and 7 guests; photos. Also Graham James, a Brooklands volunteer and a key member of the Harrier Special Interest Group section of the IPMS (International Plastic Modellers Society) displayed some of his Harrier models; photos of Graham’s collection of 32 models.

15 January When Google changed from Picasa Web Albums to Google Photos they removed the option to give public access to albums and the Photo link in the Menu stopped working; I couldn’t find a fix until now. Links to all 19 albums can be seen on one page again. It needed all the photos to be uploaded which meant all the links to albums have had to be updated; if there are any problems please let the webmaster know using the link in the banner. Unfortunately Google have disabled the fix and new albums won’t be seen in the albums page.

Association Ties are available at a cost of £7.50. Details


Are you a Member ? If you have worked for Hawkers or a successor company you are eligible to join. In addition membership may, at the discretion of the Committee, also be granted to those people who share the interests and aims of the Association. Check the list of qualifying companies. The subscription is only £5. Membership Application form; PDF Document (3kb).

Most of the talks given to the Association are videoed by Richard Cannon. If you missed a talk many are available as a video DVD; the List also gives links to the newsletter stories of talks.

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Canbury Park Road Factory