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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

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Information Requests
 
    Hunter enthusiast and author David Griffin writes as follows..."I am seeking answers to questions regarding Hawker construction serial numbers applied to the Hunter. I am aware of the construction numbers for the nose, centre fuselage, rear fuselage and wings. I am sure that there were others too.
    I know that 41-H was Kingston, S4/- was coventry and HABL- was Blackpool. The questions are: What construction number is used to identify the aircraft definitively; is it the centre fuselage construction number? Do records still exist of the allocation of these serials and if so where might they be accessed? Was there a distinction with the 41-H numbers to show which airframes were constructed at Langley rather than Kingston? Is there a list of Hunters produced at Langley up to its closure?" If any member can help please contact David at RAFOHunter E-mailor AP4347 E-mail copying your reply to the Editor.
    Researching for a book, Paul Martell-Mead would like to talk to anyone who worked on the P.1103, 1121,1125 or 1129. Please contact Paul at Paul E-mail copying your reply to the Editor.
    . If you don't have e-mail please write to the Editor who will pass on your information.
Royal Aeronautical Society Award For Committee Member

    Harry Fraser-Mitchell, who moved to Kingston when Handley Page closed down, has been presented with the Society's Bronze Specialist Award for his long and distinguished service in the aeronautical industry, for work on aerospace history and for preserving aeronautical records. The citation is summarised as follows:
    Mr Fraser-Mitchell was assistant chief aerodynamicist for Hawker Siddeley Kingston, reponsible for the aerodynamic development of the Hawk. He made major contributions to the study of aerospace history as Deputy Chairman of the Society's Historical Group until 2005 and through the Handley Page Association. He has lectured widely and played a key part in preserving Handley Page historical records including cataloguing drawings and documents at the Imperial War Museum.
    The Hawker Association congratulates him.