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 of his flight logs and entries in Operations Record books, I will provide an insight […]

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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 first operational sortie by a Mosquito in 1941, from RAF Benson. Post-war, RAF Brize Norton […]

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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 from sales will go towards The People’s Mosquito fund to restore a Mosquito to British […]

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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 – hard to believe we’ve been at this four years already!   A moment to consider then, where we […]

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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 of his flight logs and entries in Operations Record books, over the coming months I […]

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DVD – The Geoffrey de Havilland Story

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 a shed in a field on the Highclere estate in Hampshire. It was the winter […]

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The Mosquito at 75

Mosquito at 75

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 the Mosquito – the First True Multi-Role Combat Aircraft It was in the late 1930s […]

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The Wartime Diaries of a Mosquito Navigator – Part 1

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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 Mosquitos. With the aid of his flight logs and entries in Operations Record books, over the coming months I […]

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Collaboration with the Vulcan to the Sky Trust

We are delighted to confirm that The People’s Mosquito and the Vulcan to the Sky Trust are in discussions to see how we can work together towards the return of the iconic Mosquito to flight in the UK, a vision of similar significance to that of restoring the Vulcan to flight. We will be making […]

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