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 the war effort, grouping it with the Spitfire and Lancaster as one of our three most important aircraft of the Second World War.
We are pleased to present that conversation to you now in the following video:
Another video featuring Capt. Brown discussing some of the captured Axis aircraft he flew is available here.
Thanks to Mark Bloomfield for the generous loan of his time, equipment and expertise, and also to Allan Udy of Historic Aviation Film Unit for providing the superb Mosquito footage featured in the video.