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10 January 2018:   The National Aerospace Library's archives contains a batch of historic sound recordings - "A real Who's Who of aviation personalities and historical subjects". The RAeS has now made these podcasts available on its SoundCloud site https://soundcloud.com/aerosociety-podcast/sets.  Just click the link to hear interviews with, among others, Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown, Scott Crossfield, John Cunningham, Handel Davies, Sir Frederick Handley Page, Jeffrey Quill, Sir Barnes Wallis and Chuck Yeager.  They can be freely accessed but if if they are reproduced, in whole or in part, acknowledgement should be made to the Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library) as the source of the originals.

8 May 2018:  At the 2017/18 AGM all members of the branch committee were re-elected and were pleased to welcome two new members, Prof Jim McGuirk, FRAeS, FREng who replaces John Ollerhead as Chairman (now Assistant Secretary) and Dr Adrian Spencer FRAeS.  See the full membership on the Contacts page  

Minutes of the meeting can be read here or on the About the Branch page..

Page last updated 16 March 2019

23 January 2019:   An update to the the Branch Rules required to assure compliance with RAeS Branch Regulations was approved at an EGM held last evening, 22nd January.  Click here to read notes of the meeting.  The revised version is now available on the About the Branch page and can also be read here.

16 January 2019:   In order to pursue other interests, Barry Jacobson has resigned from the Branch committee although he intends to remain a Friend.  We are very grateful for the substantial support he has given since 2010 and wish him well in his ventures.

16 March 2019:  At  our branch meeting on February 26, Mac Maccabee reported the sad death, on February 14, of long-time branch supporter and past chairman, Prof. Stan Stevens.  Click here to read his obituary written by present branch chairman Prof. Jim McGuirk.