A rare bird at Iwakuni – Part 1

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The People’s Mosquito enjoys friendly relations with many Service units and their Associations. Two cases in point would be No 81 Squadron Association – an Affiliate of TPM and the holder of the proud record of having performed the last operational sortie by a Mosquito in RAF service – and No 656 Squadron, Army Air […]

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Mosquitoes – Paving the way for D-Day

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The moon shone on scudding clouds which fled before a gusty wind; the same strong wind whipped up 4 to 5 foot waves, which crashed onto a sandy shore, littered with strange steel obstacles. It was not as bad as last night, but the wind would pick up again, sometime in the next few days. […]

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

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PRESS RELEASE – Wing Commander (Ret’d) Bill Ramsey appointed as Ops Director, The People’s Mosquito

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PRESS RELEASE Issued: 5th April 2016 Wing Commander (Ret’d) Bill Ramsey appointed as Operations Director, The People’s Mosquito The People’s Mosquito is pleased to announce that at the Company’s AGM on 3rd April 2016, Wing Commander (Ret’d) Bill Ramsey, was appointed to the Board of Directors as Operations Director. Bill has been involved with the […]

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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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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 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 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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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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