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Newsletter 19
Winter 2008
Updated on 10Feb2008
Contents
Editorial
Betty Bore Praises Pension Trustees
Committee Member RAeS Award
Fifty-Five Years Of Flying
Hawker Association Future
Information Requests
Members
News Harrier
News Hawk
News Hunter
News Lightning II
Riverside Spectacular
Sea Hawk And Cygnet Memories
Thomas H Miller USMC
XZ439 Sea harrier Help Needed
XZ439 Sea harrier Update

Published by the Hawker Association
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Copyright 2007. All rights reserved Hawker Association
 
Lt. Gen. Thomas H Miller USMC
 
    Lt.Gen. Miller died at the age of 84 on 27th November 2007 at his home in Arlington, Virginia.
    Tom Miller will be remembered by many 'Hawker' people for the key role he played in getting the Harrier adopted by the US Marine Corps.
    A qualified test pilot, he was the first Marine to fly the Harrier, at Dunsfold, and was "the father of STOVL aviation in the USMC" overseeing the development of the concept for the rest of his career which culminated in his appointment as Head of Marine Corps Aviation.
Help Needed For XZ439  
    Art Nalls is having problems with hydraulic lines. He can obtain the material and the bending jigs but the ends are the problem. Can anybody give a source for the male and female fittings and the proper tooling to make the ends, or a source of the ends? Please e-mail Art at Email Artnails or tell the Editor.


Riverside Spectacular

    On 11 May a Thames-side Riverside Spectacular charity event, of interest to Members, is being held at the Brocas Field, Eton. The theme is, 'Events which contributed to our freedom.
    ' Participants include the Sir Sydney Camm Memorial Trust, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Royal Navy Historic Flight, the Roll-Royce Enthusiasts Club, the Association of the Dunkirk Little Ships and the Royal Yacht Squadron, and possibly the Brooklands Museum. Watch out for publicity or try Google.