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Unfortunately the AGM scheduled for Wednesday 8 April has had to be postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions, also the meeting scheduled for Wednesday 13 May has been postponed or will be cancelled.

03 March Newsletter 56 Spring 2020 PDF is available online.

On 12th February Bob Catterson presented “Scenic Highlights From My Travels In The USA” followed by an Aircraft Quiz. Story, Photos

27 January Chris Farara has created Five newsletter content Indexes. The newsletters contain reports and stories on AGMs (PDF), Contributions by members (PDF),News (PDF),  Talks (PDF), and Visits (PDF); click one of these links to display an index page in a new window, PDF displays a PDF file (better for printing), some contain links that display a newsletter page for the story in a new window. More complete is a list of events created by Frank Rainsborough; Events 2003-2017 as PDF, no links.

11 December 36 members had an excellent Xmas lunch at the YMCA Hawker Centre with large portions and unexpected mulled wine.

21 November Newsletter 55 Winter 2019 PDF is available online.

13 November Steve Collier Navy Wings Photos

09 November John Allen’s sons, David and Peter, sent us this: We regret to announce the death of our father, John Elliston Allen. He passed away peacefully at home on 25th October 2019, aged 98 years. John will be sadly missed by all his family, friends and colleagues. The Funeral Service is at Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk IP19 9LP on Friday 22nd November 2019 at 11am. Family flowers only please. If you wish to make a donation, we will be collecting for The Royal Aeronautical Society (Charity #313708) and for Solebay Care Fund (Charity #1144108) and there will be an opportunity to give on the day. Refreshments will be provided after the service at The Westleton Crown, The Street, Westleton, Suffolk IP17 3AD


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



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 2003-2009 is a web page with links to the newsletter stories of talks. There is also a 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).

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