News updated 12Mar2021
12 May at 14:00 Rowland White, a best-
Unfortunately the YMCA Hawker Centre meeting venue is closed; all future activities, except for Zoom virtual meetings, have been postponed or cancelled until further notice.
12 March We are pleased to have provide our talks through the internet using the Zoom platform since late 2020.
Each of the speakers has given permission for their excellent and varied talks to be recorded and made available to the Membership, thereby making the Association accessible to our more distant Members.
The videos are taken directly from Zoom, so may lack a certain 'professionalism' but nevertheless are attracting widespread interest.
The early videos have been migrated from a personal location to a new Hawker Association YouTube channel but are only available to those with the required links, details of which can be provided to Members on request.
Our current 'catalogue' is as follows:
The Fall of Icarus -
Transatlantic Air Race -
Tales of Test Pilots -
The Royal Aero Club -
Questions about the YouTube videos may be directed to us through firstname.lastname@example.org
23 February Chris Farara has updated Six newsletter content Indexes. The newsletters contain items on AGMs, Book reviews, Contributions by members, News, Talks, and Visits; click one of these links to display an index page with newsletter number links that display a newsletter page for the item if clicked. More complete is a list of events created by Frank Rainsborough from the programmes; Events 2003-
13 January 36 members ‘attended’ the very interesting virtual presentation by David Hassard using Zoom talking about the 1919 Great Trans-
26 November Our first Virtual talk using Zoom titled “Fall of Icarus: RAF policy and fighter design 1945-
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.
The museum needs volunteers; could you spend a few hours a week helping out. More
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 2003-
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 £7. Membership Application form; PDF Document (3kb).
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