Remembering Operation Jericho 75 years on

75 years ago, Mosquitoes from 140 Wing 2TAF carried out one of the famous precision bombing raids of the war. Operation Jericho saw 18 Mosquito FB.VI aircraft from 464 Squadron RAAF, 487 Squadron RNZAF and 21 Squadron RAF, along with a single PRU Mosquito, escorted by Hawker Typhoons from 198 and 174 Squadrons, strike Amiens […]

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Remembering the loss of RL249 – 70 years on

  14 February 2019 marks a special day for The People’s Mosquito. It marks the 70th anniversary since the loss of Mosquito RL249, the former 23 Squadron NF.36 piloted by Pilot Officer ‘Dickie’ Colbourne alongside his regular navigator and friend, Flight Sergeant William Kirby. The crash claimed the life of Flight Sergeant Kirby and resulted […]

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Mosquito documentary from a must-see aviation channel

The Mosquito’s enduring appeal and the story of its incredible genesis, characterised by the design brilliance and tenacity of De Havilland in 1939-1940, have given rise to several films and documentaries over the decades, but it’s always delightful to see the story told of the genius of British aeronautical design that conceived this most iconic […]

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TPM Members come together for an unforgettable day

More than 100 TPM Club Members joined invited guests at Fawley Church on the edge of the New Forest on Saturday 27th October for what proved to be The People’s Mosquito’s most successful Club Members’ Day to date. Thanks to all those who were able to attend this most entertaining and informative of days, which […]

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A tribute to Paul Allen

  It was with great sadness that The People’s Mosquito Board learnt of the passing of Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and lifelong warbird enthusiast, yesterday. Paul sadly lost his fight with cancer, following complications from his Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, with which he was diagnosed in the early 1980s. During a lifetime of philanthropy, Mr. […]

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Join us at The People’s Mosquito Club Members’ Day

There are just over two weeks to go before our 2018 Club Members’ Day. A few tickets remain for what promises to be an informative and unique opportunity to not only hear the latest news from the project, but also get the chance to meet former Mosquito aircrew, hear from our UK-build partners, Retrotec, and […]

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New products for TPM online store

Visitors to our online store will see that with the airshow season now complete, we’ve added some new merchandise, all of which is now available for order online. Many people who came to see us at one of the many shows we attended this summer will have seen some of the new items, and in […]

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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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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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