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On 13 November There will be a talk on the Royal Navy Historic Flight (RNHF)


14 October You may know that Art Nalls has the only privately owned Sea Harrier. I think this video about how he got to owning it interesting.

Via a circuitous route the information in the ‘Langley story’ link below has come from Angela Bailey, neé Murphy, who is the daughter of around 1950s Hawker’s Test Pilot, Frank Murphy. Langley Airfield, near Slough, was a Hawker Aircraft airfield and factory from 1938 to 1958. The Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust (ABCT) are fully sponsoring a carved granite memorial to commemorate Langley Airfield, which will be unveiled on what is left of the original air field, on Saturday October 5th, 11am, at Harvey Park, Tamar Way, Langley, SL3-8TA, Langley story. The unveiling story and pictures. Angela displayed some very high quality professionally created ‘Scrapbooks’ of photos and press cuttings of Frank etc.

21 August The first 1182 Hawk XX154 flew on 21 August 1974. Exactly 45 years later it made its last “flight” from Boscombe Down to Old Sarum Aerodrome; story and photos.

7 August Newsletter 54 Summer 2019 PDF is available online.

23 July Hawker Association photos There are about 26 albums; most photos are by Frank Rainsborough. I don't know what isn't working. If anyone finds things not working, has problems or knows a better way to manage and display photos please let Richard Cannon (Webmaster) know; more.

On 10 July Mick Mansell gave a very interesting talk on the JSF Story, Photos

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

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


 TopThe climbing Hunter on long pages is a link to the top of the page; it may not always work.

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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