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Newsletter 2
Spring 2003

Updated on 27Feb2003

Contents

Editorial

Programme Of Events

Inaugural Meeting

Book Review, Offer
Fall And Rise of WT555
Joint Strike Fighter
Readers Write
Association Web Site
Membership List
Postscript

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Book Review And Special Offer

Many Members will remember the always smartly dressed, entertaining and above all, professional Johnnie Johnson, sales and marketing executive at Kingston from 1969 to 1988.

He recently published his memoirs: "Finals, Three Greens - a life in aviation." Wing Commander GW Johnson, DFC and Bar, Croix de Guerre, started his RAF career in 1941, trained in Canada, completed 62 Lancaster operations with the Pathfinders, flew VIPs round the South Pacific and then found himself at the Empire Test Pilots School in 1946 at the start of the jet age. This was just the beginning of twenty eight varied and fascinating years in the RAF, during which he flew over one hundred types, all recalled with with, humour and keen powers of observation.

The equally enthralling account of his career with HSA and BAe will be of more direct interest to Hawker Association readers who may well be familiar with the people and events but will learn a great deal of what went on behind the scenes.

This book, in Johnnie's inimitable concise and witty style, is highly recommended and is guaranteed to inform and amuse!

Well illustrated and very good value at the cover price of 12.95, a copy is yours for a tenner, including postage, direct from GW Johnson, 12 Hipley Court, Warren Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2HT; he will even sign it for you, on request.