The Wartime Diaries of a Mosquito Navigator – Part 4

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My uncle, John C. Pickford, served in the RAF from 1941 until 1946. Between October 1944 and the end of the war in May 1945, he flew about fifty operations over Germany as a Navigator/Bomb Aimer in Mosquitoes. With the aid …Continue Reading

The Wartime Diaries of a Mosquito Navigator – Part 3

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My uncle, John C. Pickford, served in the RAF from 1941 until 1946. Between October 1944 and the end of the war in May 1945, he flew about fifty missions over Germany as a Navigator/Bomb Aimer in Mosquitoes. With the aid …Continue Reading

BFBS Brize Norton interview – aired January 2016

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In December our Chairman and MD, John Lilley and Nick Horrox, our Director of Communications spoke to Jo Thoenes of BFBS Brize Norton (@bfbsbrize) about the project and the history of the Mosquito. The links to Oxfordshire started with the very …Continue Reading

New print available – “Across the Coast” by Jeremy Whitehouse

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We are pleased to offer this fine print of a painting by the artist Jeremy Whitehouse. The painting shows a thrilling representation of three Mosquito FB Mk.VIs crossing the coast of England and is available for £20 (including p&p) from our eBay Shop. Profits …Continue Reading

Happy New Year and 4th Birthday!

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Happy New Year to you all! As the festivities of the last few weeks fade into memories, let’s take a moment to celebrate our fourth birthday and the fact that we are entering the fifth year of The People’s Mosquito project – …Continue Reading

The Wartime Diaries of a Mosquito Navigator – Part 2

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My uncle, John C. Pickford, served in the RAF from 1941 until 1946. Between October 1944 and the end of the war in May 1945, he flew about fifty missions over Germany as a Navigator/Bomb Aimer in Mosquitoes. With the aid …Continue Reading

DVD – The Geoffrey de Havilland Story

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Available now at bit.ly/TPMeBayShop: “The Geoffrey de Havilland Story” – a drama documentary by commercial and display pilot Steve Bohill-Smith and award-winning, BAFTA nominated Director of Photography Ashley Rowe BSC. The home-made flying machine had just been rolled out of …Continue Reading

The Mosquito at 75

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This November 25th marks the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the de Havilland Mosquito. To celebrate this event and mark the anniversary, we take a brief look at how we got where we are today. The Birth of …Continue Reading