Barber thanked Members for the good turn-out before moving on to a
review of the year.
There had been a
full 'fixture list' of meetings although one team did fail to make an
appearance! He noted that out of a membership of over three hundred,
only a minority came to this familiar venue.
As mentioned at last year's AGM the Association intended to
support two projects concerning the memory of our most famous Chief
Designer. The first was the refurbishment of his headstone and the
second was to get the Royal Air Force Club to add Sir Sydney to their
select group of bronze busts.
beautiful job was done on the headstone last summer and the bust was
unveiled by his grand-daughter, Elizabeth Dickson, in February this
year. The Association is pleased to have paid for the headstone and
contributed to the bust.
General Meeting - 11th April 2007. President's Report
In addition the Association had presented to the RAF Club a
collection of photographs and documents celebrating Hawker aircraft of
the Camm design era, bearing an engraved plaque recording its
presentation by the Association.
Association also supported
a further printing of "The RAF Harrier Story", a most authoritative
collection of first-hand accounts, including recollections by the late
Air Cdre David Scrimgeour of the Tripartite Kestrel squadron.
During the year our external visit was to the Fleet Air Arm Museum
where we were given a hospitable reception and a guided tour. This year
we plan to visit the RAF Museum.
The Chairman trusted that
Members agreed that the year's activities were consistent with the aims
of the Association. He thanked the Committee members for their support
and trusted that Members would echo his thanks for their initiatives