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 …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

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 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 …Continue Reading

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 …Continue Reading

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 …Continue Reading

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 …Continue Reading

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 …Continue Reading