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News updated 14Jul19

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Wed 14 August social details to be decided. There will be a committee meeting in the morning.

26 May Sadly Harry Webb passed away around a week ago aged 93. Harry worked at Canbury Park Road before moving to Ham where he designed many of the tools and jigs for various marks of Harrier. The funeral is at Kingston Cemetery on Monday 3rd June 2019 at 11:00. The wake is at Bishop Duppas Bowls Club, Walton Bridge Road, TW17 8NR. Friend David Priddy will be taking the funeral. Any queries, please phone 0790 662 1190.

Dunsfold Wings and Wheels is on 15 & 16 June. Terry Walker sent me this link to a Vulcan XH558 Facebook page that says due to developments this will be the LAST Dunsfold Wings and Wheels although I haven’t noticed it on the Wings and Wheels website.

12 April Top 10 Pilot Carrier Takeoffs & Landings (10:15); I found some of this very interesting especially from 1:40 to 4:40 which is a Harrier landing with a failed nose wheel.

On March 13 Ambrose Barber gave a talk on “Fresh Interests Since Retirement”; story, photos

25 February Newsletter 53 Spring 2019 PDF is available online.

On Wednesday 9th February Chris Roberts gave a very interesting talk on the pioneers in Aviation from Chinese kites to the space age; story, photos


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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


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 £7. 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