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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Mosquito documentary from a must-see aviation channel

The Mosquito’s enduring appeal and the story of its incredible genesis, characterised by the design brilliance and tenacity of De Havilland in 1939-1940, have given rise to several films and documentaries over the decades, but it’s always delightful to see the story told of the genius of British aeronautical design that conceived this most iconic […]

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Talking genetics with Airshows International Radio

Dunsfold Wings and Wheels 2017 not only gave members of the public an opportunity to enjoy some much needed (and long overdue) summer sunshine, it also helped to generate considerable support for The People’s Mosquito (TPM). It proved a great opportunity to promote the project’s aims to those who visited our stand on 26-27 August […]

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Join us at Dunsfold Wings and Wheels

The People’s Mosquito board members and committed volunteers are in action this weekend for Dunsfold Wings and Wheels on 26th & 27th August. The sun was shining on Saturday as the team met members of the public, resulting in a successful fundraising day. If you’re planning a trip on Sunday, be sure to visit The […]

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A rare bird at Iwakuni – Part 1

Iwakuni 1

The People’s Mosquito enjoys friendly relations with many Service units and their Associations. Two cases in point would be No 81 Squadron Association – an Affiliate of TPM and the holder of the proud record of having performed the last operational sortie by a Mosquito in RAF service – and No 656 Squadron, Army Air […]

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BFBS Brize Norton interview – aired January 2016

bfbs featured

In December our Chairman and MD, John Lilley and Nick Horrox, our Director of Communications spoke to Jo Thoenes of BFBS Brize Norton (@bfbsbrize) about the project and the history of the Mosquito. The links to Oxfordshire started with the very first operational sortie by a Mosquito in 1941, from RAF Benson. Post-war, RAF Brize Norton […]

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New print available – “Across the Coast” by Jeremy Whitehouse

Across coast feature

We are pleased to offer this fine print of a painting by the artist Jeremy Whitehouse. The painting shows a thrilling representation of three Mosquito FB Mk.VIs crossing the coast of England and is available for £20 (including p&p) from our eBay Shop. Profits from sales will go towards The People’s Mosquito fund to restore a Mosquito to British […]

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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 a shed in a field on the Highclere estate in Hampshire. It was the winter […]

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The Mosquito at 75

Mosquito at 75

This November 25th marks the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the de Havilland Mosquito. To celebrate this event and mark the anniversary, we take a brief look at how we got where we are today. The Birth of the Mosquito – the First True Multi-Role Combat Aircraft It was in the late 1930s […]

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