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Hamble Local History Society

Next Meeting

Aviation at Hamble

8th November 2018 - 7.30pm.   Roy Underdown Pavilion.

The Society’s Chairman, Ian Underdown, will be giving an illustrated talk about the history of aviation in Hamble.   Aviation started at Hamble within 4 years of the first flight in this country when the Daily Mail newspaper based its seaplanes at Hamble Point for a promotional tour and demonstrations around the coast in the summer months. 

During the Second World War Hamble was the largest Spitfire repair base in the country and today GE Aviation continues to be an important part of Hamble's life being a major employer.   Ian will be giving details of all the major aviation companies that were part of the village’s aviation history such as the College of Air Training that was the last operator of its airfield.

To accompany this talk a new booklet entitled ‘Aviation at Hamble’ has been written with over 50+ pictures and will be available at this meeting at the cost of only £3.

New members and visitors are always welcomed! The cost is £2 a meeting.
If you would like more information please contact the Society’s Secretary.