OTD – Josef Goebbels' Diary – 13th March 1945

From the diary of Germany’s Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda Josef Goebbels, March 13th 1945: “This evening’s Mosquito raid was particularly disastrous for me because our Ministry was hit. The whole lovely building on the Wilhelmstrasse was totally destroyed by a bomb.  The throne-room, the Blue Gallery and my newly rebuilt theatre hall are nothing but […]

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Wartime Diaries of a de Havilland Engineer – Postscript Part 1

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. Dick’s wartime diaries, adapted by his nephew Roger Coasby, have been serialised previously on this site, and you can read those previous instalments here. This is the first part of the postscript […]

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The Wartime Diaries of Dick Whittingham – a de Havilland Engineer

Dick Whittingham diaries

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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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year one and all! As we celebrate our third birthday and enter the fourth year of The People’s Mosquito project – yes we really have been at this for three years now! – it is perhaps worth pausing for a moment to consider where we are, and where we are going from here. […]

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"A Wooden Wonder Restored" – DVD and Blu-Ray

A WOODEN WONDER RESTORED – For the Mosquito fan in your life (or – let’s be honest – a treat for yourself!). We are pleased to offer this superb package – available on DVD and Blu-Ray – over two hours of footage of the restored Mosquito FB.26 KA114 from our friends at the Historical Aviation […]

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PRESS RELEASE – Capt. Eric "Winkle" Brown joins TPM as Patron

PRESS RELEASE Issued: 13th October 2014 Captain Eric “Winkle” Brown joins The People’s Mosquito as Patron The People’s Mosquito, the UK’s DH.98 restoration-to-flight project, is honoured to announce that Capt. Eric “Winkle” Brown has graciously accepted its invitation to become the charity’s Patron. To many, “Winkle” Brown will need no introduction, but for those who […]

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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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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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