Those of you who read the
headline may think that Spring has come a little early this year; but
last year when I called the equivalent issue Winter 2008 some Members
thought it didn't sound right, so Spring it is.
With this Newsletter you will find the AGM notice and the
membership renewal form. Please fill it in and send your subscription
straight away, as indicated, to our hard working Secretary, Barry
Pegram. In spite of the recent reminder there are still a number of
subs. outstanding for last year! Did you renew? Check the Membership
List in the last Newsletter, No. 22, please.
Association is privileged to have been invited to visit the Rolls-Royce
Heritage Trust Museum at Filton on 17th September. Numbers are limited
to about twenty so please let Barry (01306 631125) know if you want to
go. Transport down the M4 is for Members to arrange between themselves.
The Association has made
a donation to the appeal for the long overdue Bomber Command Memorial
as publicised in the Daily Telegraph. Nearly 60,000 RAF Bomber Command
aircrew were killed during the campaign. For too long this has gone
without permanent recognition.
John Farley will
be coming to the 13 May meeting to offer his excellent book, "A View
from the Hover" (see reviews below) at a reduced price for Members
which he will be pleased to sign.
the deaths recorded below is that of Trevor Jordan, Kingston's
performance wizard who pioneered V/STOL performance analysis and played
a major part in the Harrier shipboard flying and Ski Jump programmes,
and Pegasus engineer Ian Milne.
My file of
unpublished contributions is empty - please delve into your memories
and tell what you did at 'Hawkers'..
Write to: The Editor, Chris Farara, at
24 Guildown Road,
Surrey, GU2 4EN.
Tel. 01483 825955