The People’s Mosquito is pleased to announce that today we received confirmation from The Charity Commission that our application to become a registered charity has been approved and The People’s Mosquito Ltd. has been entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1165903.
This new status will present opportunities for the project that will enable The People’s Mosquito to take the next steps in approaching potential sponsors and seeking Heritage Lottery Funding. Although The People’s Mosquito has been a charitable organisation – a Company limited by Guarantee – since July 2012, registration has been a key target for the project to enable us to progress towards achieving our aims.
The objects of the charity are simple: the acquisition and restoration to flight of a De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito aircraft for heritage, conservation and educational purposes. The ongoing maintenance and operation of the aircraft in an airworthy condition and the display of the aircraft to the public.
The project is founded on three defined aims: ‘To Fly’ – To Educate – To Remember’.
Registration G-FBVI reserved
We are also pleased to announce that The People’s Mosquito has reserved the registration marks G-FBVI for the restoration of this iconic British aircraft with the Civil Aviation Authority. RL249 will be restored as a Mosquito FB Mk.VI and we think this is a most appropriate and fitting registration.
An update from New Zealand where work on our wing ribs progresses. Aerowood Ltd. nears completion on RL249’s wing ribs, and has started work on elements of the tail section. The photographs below show some work in progress and some near completed elements. More on this soon.