The People’s Mosquito has a simple aim: to see the return to the UK skies of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito. During the Second World War many aircraft were funded by the people: companies, towns, villages and organisations. We would like to repeat that model by asking the people of the United Kingdom to help us restore to airworthy condition this magnificent flying memorial that captures the spirit, the pride, the design brilliance and above all the bravery of our country.
The first stage of this vision is to gauge your reaction. Do you ‘the People’ want this to happen? If you do then tell us by contacting us via Twitter @peoplesmosquito or on Facebook or Google+, or by leaving a comment on the site. Our number one goal, once the project is completed, as during the war, is to hand the aircraft over to the RAF, in this case the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, to operate. (Please note: at this time no official agreement has been made between the two organisations.) If this, for whatever reason, cannot be achieved The People’s Mosquito will run as a charitable organisation providing many hours of flying displays every year for the people of the United Kingdom.
Yes we are brand new, yes we are doing this very differently, with a heavy reliance on online social networking. As yet we have no money, we have no project…. But did this stop the people in 1940 when Britain stood alone? The People’s Mosquito team has come together with this old fashioned British way of trying to achieve something from nothing. We have a plan, we have a purpose and we are gathering momentum with every passing day, and with your help a Mosquito will fly again.