It's hard to believe, but the
Association has just held its sixth AGM; time flies when you're
enjoying yourself. The meeting is reported below where you will see
that our membership numbers and finances are both healthy so we must be
getting something right!
In this issue we have
several personal accounts of working for 'Hawkers'; my thanks to the
contributors. They make fascinating reading and I hope they inspire
more of you to put finger to keyboard or pen to paper. The accounts of
talks given to the Association attest to the continuing high quality of
our speakers and their subjects; thanks to them, as well.
Following my request in NL.23 some members sent me their e-mail
addresses. If you didn't, please do it now! It will make communications
much easier for the Committee and more reliable for you.
been a sad time for deaths so far this year, including two very long
serving 'Hawker' people: Roger Dabbs, stressman, Airframe Engineer and
Hawk Project Engineer, and Jack Simmonds, a stalwart of the
Experimental DO and the Design Office. They will be missed but
theirpersonalities, reputations and achievements live on in our
Write to: The Editor, Chris Farara, at
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