A Christmas Mosquito tale – this year’s essential listening

It will surprise few of you to know that here at The People’s Mosquito, we love the De Havilland Mosquito: everything about it, from its genesis and design to its awe inspiring performance, unrivalled versatility and enduring legacy for aircraft construction. We also love Christmas – as the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time […]

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Wartime Diaries of a de Havilland Engineer – Postscript Part 2

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. He retired in 1985, having spent 50 years with the company. Dick’s wartime diaries, adapted by his nephew Roger Coasby, have been serialised previously on this site, and you can read the […]

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