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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Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Ltd

Following last night’s announcement from Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Ltd., regarding the restoration to flight of a Mosquito, we would like to make clear that this news bears no relation to The People’s Mosquito. The two projects are entirely separate. We understand the project will be privately funded. The People’s Mosquito remains a not for profit […]

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The People’s Mosquito prints now available on eBay

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We are pleased to be able to now offer an outstanding set of exclusive Mosquito prints for sale online. The three high quality, 12″ x 16″ poster prints, have been created especially for The People’s Mosquito by Airpower Art, based on photographs by Neil Hutchinson Photography, and have proved so popular at airshows this summer, that we have decided to continue […]

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New calendar for 2016

We are pleased to announce that our brand new 2016 calendar will be available from this Saturday and will be on sale at our stand at Duxford this weekend and on eBay from week commencing 5th October. The combined talents of Airpower Art and aviation photographer Neil Hutchinson enable us to bring you a unique […]

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Merlin-fest: "A Wooden Wonder Restored" – DVD/Blu-Ray

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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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Video: Capt. Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown – Axis aircraft, ejection systems and Schräge Musik

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In April 2015 we spoke to our patron, the late Capt. Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown. He discussed some of the captured German aircraft he flew and in particular talked about ejection systems and Schräge Musik. We are pleased to present that conversation to you now in the following video. Warning: some of the material contained in the […]

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Video: Capt. Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown – the Mosquito deck trials 1944

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In April 2015 we spoke to our Patron, the late Capt. Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, about the first carrier deck landing, in March 1944, of a De Havilland Mosquito: the first British twin-engine aircraft, and the heaviest, to have been landed on a deck at that time. Capt. Brown also stressed the importance of the Mosquito to […]

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Wartime Diaries of a de Havilland Engineer – Postscript Part 2

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. He retired in 1985, having spent 50 years with the company. Dick’s wartime diaries, adapted by his nephew Roger Coasby, have been serialised previously on this site, and you can read the […]

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