OK folks, here’s the answer to our latest Mind-boggling Mossie Mystery:
Over which country was the last RAF operational sortie by a Mosquito flown, and what was the Mark?’
Congratulations to all those who correctly answered that the last operational sortie by an RAF Mosquito was flown over Malaya by a PR34a.
On December 15th 1955 RG314, serving with No. 81 Sqn PRU, flew a photo reconnaissance sortie from Seletar, in Singapore, over the Malayan jungle to photograph two terrorist camps.
The sortie was undertaken by Flying Officers A J “Collie” Knox and A B “Tommy” Thompson.
The PR34a was typically equipped with five cameras – four F52 cameras, two forward and two aft of the belly tanks in its ventral bay, together with either one F24 oblique camera or a vertical K17 camera for air survey work.
The next mind-boggler will be published soon.