Newsletter 22
Autumn 2008
Updated on 11N2008
Published by the Hawker Association
for the Members.
Contents Hawker Association

BAE Systems Facts
Conrad Southey 'Peter' John
Dunsfold Development
Eggheads News
Forgotten Aircrew
Hawk News
Hawkers Build At Kingston
Hunter 'Flying Club'
Hunter News
Hurricane News
Joint Force Harrier
Lighter-Than-Air VTOL
More about the P.1129
P.1127 to Harrier
RAF Club Camm Memorial
Red Arrows Petition
Sea fury News
Sopwith's First Designer
Wings & Wheels
Hurricane News
     Hawker Restorations at Lavenham in Kent are restoring a Hurricane IIB to 'Hurribomber' standard with bomb racks. Part of Peter Teichman's Hangar 11 collection the aircraft has completed initial ground runs.
    Sea Hurricane XIIA, BW853,  was up for auction by Bonhams at the Goodwood Revival Meeting. This Canadian-built aircraft was imported from Canada in 1989 by AJD Engineering of Suffolk. Restoration to flight standard was started in 1994 but work ceased in 1995. On show at Bonhams was a fairly complete but uncovered and engineless fuselage, centre section and tail unit. 
Sea fury News

    The first post-rebuild flight of he Royal Navy Historic Flight (RNHF) Sea Fury TMk20, VX281, was cut short by an engine oil leak. A ground run revealed a problem with the Bristol Centaurus.
    The Duxford based The Fighter Collection (TFC) has bought Sea Fury TMk20, WG655, from a Californian company. The aircraft was operated by the RNHF until it was seriously damaged in a take-off accident in 1990. It was eventually restored to flying condition by Sanders Aviation, California, in 2005.
    TFC has also bought Sea Fury TMk20 VZ345, this one from the Disposal Services Agency. This aircraft was one of the red Sea Furies converted at Dunsfold in the late '50s. On retirement in 1974 it was restored at Boscombe Down and used by the A&AEE but suffered a damaging landing accident in 1985. Also currently under restoration at Duxford by the TFC is Sea Fury FB 11 VX653.