Programme of Events 2023 updated 14Dec2023

    At 14:00 on the second Wednesday of each month there will be a meeting, normally at the YMCA Hawker (was the Hawker Sports and Social Club), Lower Ham Road, Kingston on Thames, Kingston, KT2 5BH unless indicated otherwise.
    There is a well stocked bar, and good inexpensive lunches and snacks are available. We hope members will avail themselves of these. There is plenty of free parking space.
Unfortunately due to Covid-19 all activities are provisional and may be changed to Zoom only, most talks should also be available by Zoom with notification and registration by email.
 Hawker Centre

Wednesday 11 January
 Chris Roberts - A Hunter for Kingston.
Wednesday 8 February
 Angela Bailey - Frank Murphy, from Fighter Pilot to Test Pilot part 2
Wednesday 8 March
 Tony Buttler - 'Hawker Prototypes and One-Off Test Beds 1940-1960; postponed (weather)
Wednesday 12 April  Lambert Dopping-Hepenstal - Aviation – What next?
Wednesday 10 May
 Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 14 June
 Summer Barbecue, from midday, food from 13:00. £18, Must Book by 12 June.
Wednesday 12 July
 Ralph Hooper’s 1992 talk “ Kingston Fighter – The Jet Age.  Part 2”Tony Butler – Flight Test Aircraft
Wednesday 09 August  No meeting
Sunday 10  September
 BBQ at Dunsfold
Wednesday 11 October  Flying the Vulcan - S/Ldr Joe Marsden
  Delayed Chris Wilson Jet Art Return
Wednesday  08 November
 Capt. Nick Anderson - Chasing Bears in a Phantom
Wednesday 13 December
 Xmas Lunch at YMCA Hawker

Speaker Profiles



     Tony Buttler is a leading aviation history writer. 
     Angela Bailey is Hawker test Pilot Frank Murphy’s daughter and has researched Frank’s life.
S/Ldr Joe Marsden
General note. It is planned that meetings will be both live and by Zoom but may be affected by the Covid situation.
Members will be kept informed by e-mail (as long as the Secretary has your address!).
     The next speaker is first in the list; after the event the speaker will be moved to the end of the list.
     Capt. Nick Anderson will talk about his time in the RAF, training to become a fighter pilot and his subsequent life policing NATO.