Christmas Lunch

On Wednesday, December 12th, the annual Association Xmas Lunch will be held as usual at the YMCA Hawker Centre. The price this year is just 1 higher than last year at 17.50 per head. This is the first increase since 2012.

The Menu will be: a glass of wine on arrival, prawn cocktail or tomato soup, roast turkey with trimmings (or poached salmon or similar - please advise when you book), desert, coffee or tea with a mince pie and chocolate mints.

Please send your cheques to Ken Batstone at 42 Kings Road WALTON ON THAMES KT12 2RA or phone him on 01932 229938 with any questions.. Payments must be received by December 7th.

Lunch will be served at 1.15pm and Members and guests may arrive from midday onwards, but not earlier please. Anyone who has paid but find they are unable to attend will be refunded if they let Ken know before December 7th.

Aircraft News

Hurricane 1 V7497/G-HRLI has flown after a rebuild by Hawker Restorations. It will be operated from Duxford.

Typhoon 1b MN235, belonging to the RAF Museum, is back in England from Ottawa at RAF Coningsby.

Gnat F1 G-SLYR, owned by the Gnat Display Team, an ex Indian Air Force aircraft built by Hindustan Aircraft Ltd at Bangalore, has completed its restoration to flight condition at North Weald.

Hawk T1 XX227, the last remaining aircraft from the first team, had been retired. Thanks to Keith Bollands for this news.