S O C I E T Y   N E W S

Tom Hiett


For those who didn’t attend the last meeting we have some sad news of the passing of one of our founder members Tom Hiett. Up until a couple of years ago, before ill health stopped him, he regularly attended our monthly meetings, and was a good supporter of our various social events. He was a very active member, serving the society as committee member, chairman and editor of our quarterly news sheet.

It is probably the last one of these, as editor, for a long time, that most members would remember him. He would produce these on his old typewriter, always ending on a comical note.


His funeral is on Monday 7th November, 11:00am at St Andrews Church, Hamble

N E X T   M E E T I N G


T V  &  R A D I O   P R O G R A M M E S

The subject of our next talk by Phil Nelson                  (photo by Colin Lee  taken at Bruntingthorpe  in 2010)       

Timewatch:WW1 Aces Falling


Tuesday 14th March

BBC Four



Edward Mannock VC and James McCudden VC rose from modest backgrounds to become two of Britain's greatest fighter aces in World War One. As their number of victories grew, so did their chances of dying in flames. Timewatch tells the story of their battle to survive against the odds, and of the 90-year-old mystery surrounding the death of one of them.




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'The Victor'


a talk by Phil Nelson












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S H H A S   T R I P S

7:30 for 7:45 start

Wednesday 5th April

The price of £7 includes a talk, visit to the museum and tea/coffee.

All members wanting to go will need to make there own transport arrangements.

Meeting time will be 10:30am


(More details to follow)






If you are interested in going please contact Roger Hixon

SHHAS visit to

Farnborough Air Science Trust

Thursday 20th April 2017

The museum is dedicated to Farnborough's proud aviation heritage and significant contribution to air science and research. The Museum is located in and around the former Royal Engineers Balloon School.

More details on their website - http://www.airsciences.org.uk/index.html