09/ix/43 – First ride in a Mosquito

9th September 14:30
DH Mosquito III HJ899
Pilot: W/Cdr Hamley AFC
Navigator: Self
BASE – KIRTON in LINDSEY – HIBALDSTOW – BEDFORD – TWINWOOD FARM – CRANFIELD – BASE
1:30
First ride in a Mosquito – map reading over 6-8/10 cloud. Excellent trip! Practice homings & low-flying. Also a certain amount of ‘driving’

The de Havilland Mosquito T MkIII was a training variant of the Mosquito. It was based on the  Mosquito Fighter MkII, except it was fitted with dual controls and was unarmed.

De Havilland Mosquito TIII G-ASKH (As RR299 'HT-E') British Aerospace Yeovilton 5.9.70

de Havilland Mosquito MkIII (Photo ©Robin A Walker)

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