The Wartime Diaries of Dick Whittingham – a de Havilland Engineer

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Dick Whittingham with his beloved Mosquito in 2008 – Photo © David Coasby

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. This is the seventh and final extract from Dick’s wartime diaries, adapted by his nephew Roger Coasby, and it gives a personal insight into those exciting days at Hatfield in the early 1940’s.

Part 1 – Starting to Build Mosquitos

Part 2 – Saturday 8th May 1943

Part 3 – Geoffrey Pike

Part 4 – The High Altitude Mosquitoes

Part 5 – Geoffrey de Havilland, Jnr

Part 6 – A Day to Remember

Part 7 – Big Gun Mosquito

Postscript Part 1 – Mosquito to Vampire

Postscript Part 2 – Planes to Music

 

5 thoughts on “The Wartime Diaries of Dick Whittingham – a de Havilland Engineer

    • Great video. That would be a great day for Duxford (and British aviation). And it looks a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

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