Donating made easier

In April of this year we launched our fundraising campaign to return Mosquito RL249 to the sky. We are always looking for ways to maximise your donations and to make it easier to donate and so we have recently signed up two third-party online donation facilities. The two services we have chosen to use, which […]

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The Wartime Diary of a de Havilland Engineer – Part 7

Richard (Dick) Whittingham spent all his working life at de Havilland, starting as an apprentice in 1935 and finishing up as a senior production engineer. This is the seventh and final extract from Dick’s wartime diaries, adapted by his nephew Roger Coasby, and it gives a personal insight into those exciting days at Hatfield in […]

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Airshow attendance dates 2014

We’re excited to announce dates for forthcoming events at which we will be present. We hope we can get to meet you at one of these. At each event there will be at least one or two of us from the team –  and in some cases more – to answer any of your questions regarding the […]

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The Wartime Diary of a de Havilland Engineer – Part 6

Richard (Dick) Whittingham spent all his working life at de Havilland, starting as an apprentice in 1935 and finishing up as a senior production engineer. This is the sixth extract from Dick’s wartime diaries, adapted by his nephew Roger Coasby, and it gives a personal insight into those exciting days at Hatfield in the early […]

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The People's Mosquito is cutting wood!

We are very pleased to announce that the first wood is being cut for the fabrication of a complete set of wing ribs for The People’s Mosquito, RL249. Corin McCrae of Aerowood Ltd,  will be cutting the ribs for RL249 at his workshops in Auckland, New Zealand in the coming weeks. There are various types of […]

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The Wartime Diary of a de Havilland Engineer – Part 5

Richard (Dick) Whittingham spent all his working life at de Havilland, starting as an apprentice in 1935 and finishing up as a senior production engineer. This is the fifth extract from Dick’s wartime diaries, adapted by his nephew Roger Coasby, and it gives a personal insight into those exciting days at Hatfield in the early […]

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‘Per Ardua Ad Astra’ – the N.F. Mk XV, a Mosquito worthy of the motto!

The motto of the Royal Air Force might well be said to apply to the de Havilland Mosquito. If it were not for the struggles of Air Chief Marshal Sir Wilfrid Rhodes Freeman, the Air Member for Research and Development and Geoffrey de Havilland, Snr., the Mosquito might well have been still-born. However, there was […]

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Operation Jericho – Mosquito Attack on Amiens Prison – 18th February 1944

This month marks the 70th anniversary of Operation Jericho, a daring low-level raid involving nineteen Mosquitos of No. 140 Wing of the RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force, to free members of the French resistance and Allied intelligence officers being held in Amiens prison in northern France. Background In 1943 many members of the French resistance […]

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Commemorating RL249’s Fatal Crash – 14th February 1949

The remains of Mosquito NF.36 Serial No. RL249 were recovered from its crash site in 2010, and have been secured by The People’s Mosquito for use in the restoration project. RL249 was serving with No. 23 Sqn, stationed at RAF Coltishall, when it crash-landed due to engine failure after take-off on 14th February 1949. The […]

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The Wartime Diary of a de Havilland Engineer – Part 4

Richard (Dick) Whittingham spent all his working life at de Havilland, starting as an apprentice in 1935 and finishing up as a senior production engineer. This is the fourth extract from Dick’s wartime diaries, adapted by his nephew Roger Coasby, and it gives a personal insight into those exciting days at Hatfield in the early […]

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