Airshow attendance dates 2015

We’re excited to announce some dates for events this summer at which the TPM stand will be present. We hope we can get to meet you at one of these. At each event there will be at least one or two of us from the team –  and in some cases more – to answer any of […]

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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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OTD – Josef Goebbels' Diary – 13th March 1945

From the diary of Germany’s Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda Josef Goebbels, March 13th 1945: “This evening’s Mosquito raid was particularly disastrous for me because our Ministry was hit. The whole lovely building on the Wilhelmstrasse was totally destroyed by a bomb.  The throne-room, the Blue Gallery and my newly rebuilt theatre hall are nothing but […]

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Wartime Diaries of a de Havilland Engineer – Postscript 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. Dick’s wartime diaries, adapted by his nephew Roger Coasby, have been serialised previously on this site, and you can read those previous instalments here. This is the first part of the postscript […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year one and all! As we celebrate our third birthday and enter the fourth year of The People’s Mosquito project – yes we really have been at this for three years now! – it is perhaps worth pausing for a moment to consider where we are, and where we are going from here. […]

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"A Wooden Wonder Restored" – DVD and Blu-Ray

A WOODEN WONDER RESTORED – For the Mosquito fan in your life (or – let’s be honest – a treat for yourself!). We are pleased to offer this superb package – available on DVD and Blu-Ray – over two hours of footage of the restored Mosquito FB.26 KA114 from our friends at the Historical Aviation […]

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PRESS RELEASE – Capt. Eric "Winkle" Brown joins TPM as Patron

PRESS RELEASE Issued: 13th October 2014 Captain Eric “Winkle” Brown joins The People’s Mosquito as Patron The People’s Mosquito, the UK’s DH.98 restoration-to-flight project, is honoured to announce that Capt. Eric “Winkle” Brown has graciously accepted its invitation to become the charity’s Patron. To many, “Winkle” Brown will need no introduction, but for those who […]

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The Wartime Diary of a de Havilland Engineer – Part 7

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 seventh and final extract from Dick’s wartime diaries, adapted by his nephew Roger Coasby, and it gives a personal insight into those exciting days at Hatfield in […]

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Airshow attendance dates 2014

We’re excited to announce dates for forthcoming events at which we will be present. We hope we can get to meet you at one of these. At each event there will be at least one or two of us from the team –  and in some cases more – to answer any of your questions regarding the […]

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The Wartime Diary of a de Havilland Engineer – Part 6

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

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