Programme of Events - 2007 updated 19Oct07
|At 2:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month there will be a meeting, normally at the YMCA Hawker Centre (was the Hawker Sports and Social Club), Lower Ham Road, Kingston on Thames, unless indicated otherwise.||There is a well stocked bar, and good inexpensive lunches and snacks are available. We hope members will avail themselves of these. There is plenty of free parking space.|
|2007 PROGRAMME * = to be confirmed|
|Wed 10 January||Social gathering with quiz by Les Palmer|
|Wed 14 February||The easyJet Story; Why pay more? - Sir Colin Chandler. Story|
|Wed 14 March||The V/STOL Wheel of Misfortune - John Farley (Note changed). Story 1 Story 2|
|Wed 11 April||Annual General Meeting and Video. Story|
|Wed 9 May||Anything but Aircraft (Role of a Prison Chaplin) - Revd Vernon Lidstone. Story|
|Wed 13 June||Summer Barbeque.|
|Wed 11 July||Joint Force Harrier Operations from Cottesmore - Cdr Adrian Orchard. Story|
|Wed 8 August||Social gathering with video|
|Wed 12 September||Social gathering with video|
|Wed 19 September||Summer Visit To The RAF Museum London (Hendon). Details. Story|
|Wed 10 October||My Third Job in the Front Office - Chris Roberts.|
|Wed 14 November||Fifty-three Years of Flying - Clive Rustin (A&AEE). Story|
|Wed 12 December||Christmas lunch 12:30 for 1:00 pm.|
Colin Chandler was, among many other things, our General
Manager when we were the K-B Division of BAe, and is now Chairman of
Unfortunately David Scrimgeour is unable to give his talk on the Tripart Evaluation Squadron on Wednesday 14 March. John Farley, former Chief Test Pilot BAe Dunsfold, will talk on several of the 45 VSTOL aircraft (excluding helicopters) that have flown over the last 45 years; only three have entered service.
Vernon Lidstone was Kingston's Commercial Director, retiring from business to become ordained and has worked for 15 years in the Prison Service.
Cdr Adrian Orchard is the CO of 800 NAS at Cottesmore.
Museum London (Hendon) visit, Multimap.
Meet at the entrance to the 'Milestone to Flight Hall' at 12:30pm.It is
essential that Members who have not indicated their intention
visit on the list available at our meetings notify the Secretary
Chris Roberts, best known to us as a Chief Test Pilot at Dunsfold, had an earlier career in the RAF and a later one in civil aviation, hence the three front office jobs.
Clive Rustin is best known to Hawkers through his test flying work at RAE Bedford and the A&AEE.