16 The De Havilland Mosquito

In today’s episode we’re looking at the De Havilland Mosquito. It was fast, extremely versatile and made from wood, affectionately referred to as the “Mossie”. Over 7,000 were built, yet only two remain flying today.

I’m joined by John Lilley, Ross Sharp and Nick Horrox. They are from the People’s Mosquito, a project aiming to get another “Mossie” flying.

John is the Chairman and Managing Director, Ross is Director of Engineering and Nick is Director of Communications.


Main picture “A Royal Air Force de Havilland Mosquito B.XVI. The crew were Flt Lt Norman J Griffiths & Flg Off WR Ball). Its final sortie came on 10/11 April 1945, when it was abandoned following an engine fire.” | Wikicommons