The People’s Mosquito announces targeted fundraising to launch UK build

The People’s Mosquito Ltd, invites you to support the most exciting aviation restoration project in the world today.   After close consultation with Retrotec Ltd, the People’s Mosquito now has an achievable, structured five-year engineering plan in place to return RL249 to UK skies. We need to fundraise £499,000 over the next 12 months to […]

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The Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport Fly-in

On Saturday, 10th June, 2018, TPM’s very own Ross Sharp, was back on air, providing airshow commentary and promoting The People’s Mosquito to a diverse New England audience in the US.   Sanford is a small town in rural Maine, about 12 miles back from that State’s scenic coastline, and close to Kennebunkport, a Mecca for […]

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People’s Mosquito welcomes our latest honorary lifetime members – Retrotec

Saturday 7 April saw several members of the TPM board join supporters of the Historic Aircraft Collection at Duxford to hear Guy Black, HAC’s Engineering Director, give a presentation on the restoration of his de Havilland DH9. The packed event, the final such talk from this year’s HAC at Home series, also gave us the […]

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Competition time – RAF 100

Following the release by the Royal Mail of its RAF Centenary #RAF100 commemorative stamps, it provoked some discussion among the TPM Board. No Bomber Command representation? Or as our Ops Director Bill Ramsey exclaimed: “Nimrod, aka the ‘Might Bunter’. Maybe responsible for making more cadets airsick than any other aircraft!” So what do you think? What […]

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The People’s Mosquito contracts with Retrotec Ltd to build its Mosquito FB VI, RL249

The People’s Mosquito Ltd, a UK aviation restoration charity established to return a de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB.VI to UK skies is delighted to announce that they have contracted with Retrotec Ltd, one of the world’s premier aircraft restoration providers, to build and test to final airworthiness acceptance, this versatile World War II aircraft. The […]

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Bringing the De Havilland Mosquito back home

As recently announced by John Lilley, Chairman and Managing Director, The People’s Mosquito is in detailed discussions to bring a significant proportion of our Mosquito restoration back to the UK. The decision follows the culmination of months of effort behind the scenes in reviewing and analysing more than 22,300 De Havilland technical drawings, donated in […]

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A Christmas Mosquito tale – this year’s essential listening

It will surprise few of you to know that here at The People’s Mosquito, we love the De Havilland Mosquito: everything about it, from its genesis and design to its awe inspiring performance, unrivalled versatility and enduring legacy for aircraft construction. We also love Christmas – as the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time […]

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In honour of F for Freddie and her crew

Between June 1943 and May 1945, one Mosquito B. Mk. IX emerged on VE Day as the  survivor of 213 sorties over occupied Europe: more operations than any other allied bomber during the Second World War. A celebrity in her own right LR503, or F for Freddie as she became affectionately known, served with distinction […]

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Competition benefits no-one in a zero sum game

  PRESS RELEASE Issued: 13th September 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE This week, as some observers will have noted, saw the launch of a new charitable trust, under the guise of The Mosquito Pathfinder Trust. This new entity aims to restore an airworthy de Havilland Mosquito to the skies over Britain and states it will be made […]

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Speculation on RL249’s future home

Where will The People’s Mosquito be based? It’s a question that frequently arises on and offline – from both our supporters and the wider aviation community – where will The People’s Mosquito be based when she’s operational? The board has, in fact, been discussing widespread online speculation on the topic this week. In light of […]

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