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Thursday, 20 June 2019


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It is hard to conceive of a man putting himself in the sort of harms way that was required from the Mosquito crews in eighty missions.

A good friend of my family was a Spitfire pilot and he and my father [ex-Army] used to have long quiet conversations about their respective service based on mutually shared risk. Ralph only acknowledged one aircraft better than his beloved "Spit" and that was the Mosquito.

Which brings me to an old saying about the Services;

"The Navy has traditions, the Army has customs but the Air Force just have disgusting habits".

Ever since I was a 'nipper' I have had a fascination for the Mosquito, not least because the entire airframe was made of wood! Only in Britain . . . !

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