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Mosquito Prototype Restoration Celebration

                 CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF THE ONE AND ONLY MOSQUITO SEVENTY-five years ago to the minute it was rolled out of its hangar for its maiden flight, the prototype of one of Britain’s most iconic aeroplanes reprised that event on Wednesday (November 25th). The de Havilland Mosquito, glistening in its newly applied paintwork at the end of a five-year full restoration project aided by a £41,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant, is the star resident at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum in the grounds of historic Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Herts. Its 75th anniversary
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Ford Motor Company’s Dagenham Plant Community Day Volunteering

11th June 2015 A TEAM of design engineers swapped their desks at the Ford Motor Company’s Dagenham plant to spend their Community Day volunteering for a day’s work at Britain’s oldest aviation museum. Steve Clark, senior component engineer who organised the event, said: “Being interested in preserving our engineering heritage, I decided to help the de Havilland Aircraft Museum and asked my team to join me for the day & help the Museum. They all said yes.” At the museum the Ford team under the direction of museum Volunteer Bryan Stutter, carried out major landscaping work to prepare the way
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Mosquito Veterans Signing Event June 2015

  The museums signing event turned out perfect for both the Mosquito veterans and visitors, The conditions inside the main hangar were just about perfect for our distinguished guests who chatted with everyone and signed our new Mosquito print and also other books and prints brought along by enthusiasts on the day. Our thanks also go to the museum volunteers who without their support this event would not have been so successful. We wish to thank those who brought along the veterans to the museum and Philip West who attended the event. A print of the new painting by Philip
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Ken Tempest DFC – Mosquito Navigator Pathfinder Force

The Museum is sad to report the passing of Ken Tempest DFC, a Mosquito Pathfinder navigator and long time supporter of the museum. Ken Tempest DFC. Ken passed away peacefully in hospital on 2nd June aged 93. Part of Ken’s wartime combat service was with RAF 8 Group The Pathfinder Force (139 Squadron) as a navigator on Mosquitoes flying 43 combat operations. He participated in the last bomber combat operation of WW2 over Kiel, flying last sortie on 2nd May 1945. After the war he re-joined BOAC as a navigator and later qualified as a pilot, flying Britannia’s, Constellations and
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Mosquito Veterans Signing Event 27th June

The de Havilland Museum is proud to play host to the following Mosquito Air Crew members at a signing event on Saturday 27th June at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum to commemorate the restoration of the de Havilland Mosquito Prototype. This list contains confirmed attendance at the event but is subject to change  due to any unforeseen circumstances. Normal entry prices on the day. Signing Vouchers priced at £10 per item to be signed (books or prints). New print available on 27th June by aviation artist Philip West – deHavilland’s Wooden Wonder (size 70cm x 50cm) Cost of print including
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