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Published on May 3, 2014
As we have now started fundraising to get Mosquito RL249 back in the air, we thought we would treat you to an extended version of our promotional video.
The People's Mosquito has a simple vision: to see the return of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito to the skies of Britain. The restoration is a non-profit charitable project whose aim is to inform and educate the public and future generations on the Mosquito and its place in history by returning this important aircraft to the sky, in conjunction with building a valuable web-based Mosquito resource, that will serve in remembrance of those who were involved with this, one of the best aircraft of the Second World War.
So here is the extended version of our extended promo, featuring the entire film shot by Brian Harris, DFC, when he was a navigator on Mosquitoes with No. 627 Sqn RAF in August 1944.
The film features footage of the raid on Deelen airfield in Holland at mid-day on 15/8/44 in preparation for Operation Market Garden. The airfield was used as a base for German Fw190s, Bf110s and Ju88s, and following several air raids that August, the airfield's use was suspended by the Luftwaffe and it was subsequently used for storing V1 flying bombs.
Those of you who know Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire will recognise some famous landmarks: Cambridge colleges, Lincoln Cathedral, Boston Stump and is that the Norfolk coast?