Competition time – RAF 100

Following the release by the Royal Mail of its RAF Centenary #RAF100 commemorative stamps, it provoked some discussion among the TPM Board. No Bomber Command representation? Or as our Ops Director Bill Ramsey exclaimed: “Nimrod, aka the ‘Might Bunter’. Maybe responsible for making more cadets airsick than any other aircraft!” So what do you think? What […]

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Mind-boggling Mossie Mysteries No.4 – Answer

OK folks, here’s the answer to our latest Mind-boggling Mossie Mystery: What connects Nell Gwyn, Winston Churchill and the Mosquito? As many of you have rightly posted, the answer is, of course, Salisbury Hall. Nell Gwyn (or Gwynn or Gwynne depending on source), Charles II’s most famous mistress,  was reputedly “installed” at a cottage within the grounds of Salisbury […]

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Mind-boggling Mossie Mysteries No.3 – Answer

OK folks, here’s the answer to our latest Mind-boggling Mossie Mystery: Over which country was the last RAF operational sortie by a Mosquito flown, and what was the Mark?’ Congratulations to all those who correctly answered that the last operational sortie by an RAF Mosquito was flown over Malaya by a PR34a. On December 15th […]

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Mind-boggling Mossie Mysteries No.2 – Answer

OK folks, here’s the answer to the second in our series of Mosquito related questions entitled Mind-boggling Mossie Mysteries: Which air force couldn’t fly their Mossies, because they couldn’t obtain any British ammunition, due to an arms embargo, then got around the problem by fitting German weapons? Congratulations to all those who correctly answered that it was […]

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Mind-boggling Mossie Mysteries No.2

OK folks, here’s the second in our series of Mosquito related questions entitled Mind-boggling Mossie Mysteries: Which air force couldn’t fly their Mossies, because they couldn’t obtain any British ammunition, due to an arms embargo, then got around the problem by fitting German weapons?   The answer will be published here next week. […]

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Mind-boggling Mossie Mysteries No.1

OK folks, here’s the first in our new series of Mosquito related questions entitled Mind-boggling Mossie Mysteries: Which air force that operated the Mosquito also flew the Focke-Wulf Fw190 and Lockheed F-16? Answer: The Turkish Air Force Well done to all those who answered correctly that it was the Turkish Air Force that has operated all three aircraft type. […]

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