Hunter enthusiast and author David
Griffin writes as
follows..."I am seeking answers to questions regarding Hawker
construction serial numbers applied to the Hunter. I am aware of the
construction numbers for the nose, centre fuselage, rear fuselage and
wings. I am sure that there were others too.
know that 41-H was Kingston, S4/- was coventry and HABL- was Blackpool.
The questions are: What construction number is used to identify the
aircraft definitively; is it the centre fuselage construction number?
Do records still exist of the allocation of these serials and if so
where might they be accessed? Was there a distinction with the 41-H
numbers to show which airframes were constructed at Langley rather than
Kingston? Is there a list of Hunters produced at Langley up to its
closure?" If any member can help please contact David at
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to the Editor.
a book, Paul
Martell-Mead would like to talk to anyone who worked on the P.1103,
1121,1125 or 1129. Please contact Paul at
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. If you don't have e-mail please write to the Editor who
will pass on your information.
Aeronautical Society Award For Committee Member
Harry Fraser-Mitchell, who
moved to Kingston
when Handley Page closed down, has been presented with the Society's
Bronze Specialist Award for his long and distinguished service in the
aeronautical industry, for work on aerospace history and for preserving
aeronautical records. The citation is summarised as follows:
Mr Fraser-Mitchell was assistant chief aerodynamicist for Hawker
Siddeley Kingston, reponsible for the aerodynamic development of the
Hawk. He made major contributions to the study of aerospace history as
Deputy Chairman of the Society's Historical Group until 2005 and
through the Handley Page Association. He has lectured widely and played
a key part in preserving Handley Page historical records including
cataloguing drawings and documents at the Imperial War Museum.
The Hawker Association congratulates him.