As a young girl
joined HSA Kingston in 1974 as a graduate apprentice and from 1976
worked on Harrier/Hawk mechanical systems. In 1980, he moved to the
Boeing Co in the US and led the wing hydraulics design on the Boeing
757 and 737-300. He rejoined BAe in 1983 and retired in 2011 as Chief
Systems Engineer and Project Director in Strategic Capability Solutions.
had a fascination with aircraft and the heroic pilots who tested them.
Over many decades she was in correspondence with them and collated an
unique collection of personal letters and signed photographs from the
5 year plus Engineering Apprenticeship with Unilever covering all
aspects of Factory Maintenance. In 1972, he applied for and was offered
the position of Deputy Works Engineer with Hawker Siddeley - Kingston /
Dunsfold, followed by appointment as Works Engineer on the retirement
of Alf Sheppard. |
covers the Air France
447 accident in the south Alantic, and Capt Sully in the Hudson River.
Unless stated otherwise, meetings are at 'YMCA
Kingston - the old Sports & Social Club - and start at 14.00. Lunch
and drinks are available beforehand, tea afterwards, and there is a
large, free car park.