The Wartime Diary of a de Havilland Engineer – Part 1

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 first extract from Dick’s wartime diaries, adapted by his nephew Roger Coasby, and it gives a real insight into those heady days at Hatfield in the early […]

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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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Asymmetric Power v George Stewart's Zero Boost method

Our newest Affiliate and old friend, George E. Stewart DFC, former wartime Mosquito pilot and trainer, has generously shared with us these photographs illustrating the original asymmetric power technique that resulted in so many ground-loops and crashes on take-off, and describes the Zero Boost method he developed for making Mosquito launches safer. George writes: “These three photographs […]

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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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Happy New Year and Happy 1st Birthday TPM!

Happy New Year one and all! As many of you will be aware, we celebrated our first birthday a few days ago. As a bit of light end-of-year/start-of-year trivia, here are some interesting facts and figures from the first year of The People’s Mosquito. Our website had 51,000 views in 2012. That’s nearly a thousand views a […]

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Facebook Group Soars

To celebrate getting the The People’s Mosquito Facebook supporters’ group over the 500 mark today, and well on the way to the magic first thousand, we have produced a poster for you to stick in your windows, in your car, and even on the works noticeboard. It’s available for download here  as an A3 PDF (8.6Mb) file which […]

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