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Newsletter 4
Autumn 2003

Updated on 24Oct2003

Published by the Hawker Association for the Members.
Contents Hawker Association

Contents

Editorial

Bill Sherwood remembers

Book reviews

Christmas lunch

Dunsfold update

Dunsfold's Dove

George Anderson

Harrier II production

Harrier web site

HA members

Hawker memories

India makes up her mind

Kingston Aviation Heritage

Mick Mansell retires

Philatelic cover

Programme for 2003-4

Putting the record straight

Requests for information

Transatlantic air race

Visit to Farnborough

V/STOL Historical Society

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VISIT TO BAES FARNBOROUGH


Barry Pegram reports that on Wednesday the 3rd September some 50 Association Members visited BAES Farnborough to learn about their plans for preserving Company 'heritage'. The evening was organised by Ron Hedges, Farnborough Site Director and Chief Executive of the new TAG organisation.

We met in the Park Centre where models and pictures of 'Hawker' aircraft were on display and after refreshments were bussed across the airfield to the TAG Centre to visit the new hangars and futuristic control tower. The hangars had most impressive architecture and housed some very expensive business aeroplanes which are maintained by this new BAES subsidiary.

Back at the Park Centre Ron and his team briefed us on BAES's approach to 'heritage', describing plans for a British Aerospace heritage centre within the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. It was clear that BAES is now taking 'heritage' a lot more seriously than a decade ago when Kingston was closed.

The evening concluded with an excellent hot buffet supper. Members were hosted very generously by BAES and our thanks go to Ron Hedges and his team for a most enjoyable evening.

Members enjoying
a chat and the buffet