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The newly released Airfix Mosquito is well received by the modelling community.

We go behind the scenes to discover how its designer tackled the project with his model making experience. Adults of a certain age, those that were children of the 60s and 70s have a nostalgic affection for Airfix modelling. They were the pastimes of our youth, with many hours spent with Dad at the kitchen …

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Aviator and presenter Arthur Williams joins The People’s Mosquito as patron

In support of its aim to return a de Havilland DH.98 to UK skies, The People’s Mosquito is both proud and delighted to announce our new patron, respected aviator and popular broadcaster Arthur Williams. Arthur has become synonymous with the story of Mosquito restoration and its vital war winning role, ever since his documentary The …

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A rare opportunity to add your name to Mosquito history

As work continues on returning a de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito to UK skies for the first time in a quarter of a century, The People’s Mosquito is offering supporters the opportunity to add their name to the story of the Wooden Wonder.   Through the charity’s restoration partners, Sussex-based Retrotec Ltd, rapid progress has been …

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Airbus announces support for The People’s Mosquito

Aviation heritage in the UK received a welcome boost in March 2020 with news that Airbus has announced its support for The People’s Mosquito. Financial backing from the aerospace giant represents a significant step forward in delivering the first de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito to be manufactured in the UK for more than 70 years. “Naturally, …

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Farewell to Glyn Powell – the man who made Mosquito restoration possible

  Everyone involved at The People’s Mosquito has been saddened to hear of the recent passing of Glyn Powell in New Zealand. Our thoughts are very much with his family and friends at this time. Glyn Powell was the father of the modern-day de Havilland Mosquito. Seven years before the tragic loss of RR299, Glyn …

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Flying the C-47 Dakota with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

  On the morning of 6 June 1944, the arrival of more than 800 C-47 Skytrains (or Dakotas to us Brits) helped to transport 24,000 troops to Normandy. It was the vital precursor to Operation Overlord. Commemorating the aircraft that made what was then the largest airborne invasion ever seen possible, more than 30 C-47s from …

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