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The People's Mosquito

July 21, 2022

The de Havilland Mosquito is a British twin-engined, multirole combat aircraft, introduced during the Second World War. Unusual in that its frame was constructed mostly of wood, it was nicknamed the "Wooden Wonder” and  was one of the fastest operational aircraft in the world.

Originally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber, the Mosquito's use evolved during the war into many roles, including low- to medium-altitude daytime tactical bomber, high-altitude night bomber, pathfinder, day or night fighter, fighter-bomber, intruder, maritime strike, and photo-reconnaissance aircraft. It served with the RAF in all theatres of the war.

There is currently no airworthy Mosquito in Europe and The People’s Mosquito is a registered UK charity whose aim is to restore to flight status a Mosquito lost on a training flight in 1949. The talk will cover the manufacturing methods of the Mosquito and the operational history of the aircraft, finishing with information about the charity and the project to return a UK-built Mosquito to the skies.

This event will be in person in the Clubhouse and broadcast on BM.tv Livestream

The Members' Bar will be open from 6pm and hot food will be available.

COVID Safety

We have been working hard to implement Covid safety measures to ensure all our events are safe and enjoyable for all our visitors. Our events will follow the latest Government guidelines, please visit our Visitor Safety FAQ for full details.

Plan your visit

Date

July 21, 2022 6.30pm - 10:00pm

Tickets

Members £4.00 

Volunteers £6.00 

Non Members £8.00

Livestream Free 

To book tickets click here

 

Getting Here

Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, KT13 0QN

 

For evening talks, please use the Campbell Gate (signposted “JTI”) on Brooklands Road using the above postcode. Do not follow brown signs to the museum. Parking is free.

Accessibility

Stepped access to the Napier-Room

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Contact

To book your tickets click the book links in the ticket information block or email talks@brooklandsmembers.co.uk

Livestream bookings will be sent the web link in advance of the talk.