Flying the C-47 Dakota with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

  On the morning of 6 June 1944, the arrival of more than 800 C-47 Skytrains (or Dakotas to us Brits) helped to transport 24,000 troops to Normandy. It was the vital precursor to Operation Overlord. Commemorating the aircraft that made what was then the largest airborne invasion ever seen possible, more than 30 C-47s from […]

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World’s only airworthy World War One bomber takes to the skies

What a fitting testament to the genius of the engineers at Retrotec and the dedication of all involved in this remarkable restoration. All at TPM would like to congratulate Guy and Janice Black, as well as pilot Dodge Bailey and the entire HAC team, on a successful first flight for the world’s only airworthy World […]

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Another important milestone reached as fuselage mould takes shape

  The People’s Mosquito has reached another important project milestone with confirmation by Retrotec that the engineering design team has completed CAD modelling of the new Mosquito fuselage mould. This essential stepping stone in the journey towards a UK restoration of RL249 is fundamental to enabling a new airframe to be constructed under UK CAA […]

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Endcliffe Park commemorative flypast honours crew of B-17G Mi Amigo

  For those in and around Sheffield this Friday, specifically Endcliffe Park at 8.45am, the planned flypast on Friday 22nd February, has now been confirmed. Nearly 75 years ago, Mi Amigo was badly damaged by enemy fighters on a raid to Aalborg, Denmark. The raid was a diversionary mission, designed to confuse Luftwaffe defences as […]

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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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