‘Mosquito Day’ on Sunday 27th May at the FONFA Museum – Update

This Sunday, 27th May, we are presenting a special “Mosquito Day” at the FONFA Museum, a celebration of the DeHavilland Mosquito, the ‘Wooden Wonder’ of WWII, with a visit from Alan Pickford, the force behind “The People’s Mosquito”, the project to rebuild a Mosquito to flying condition, in the UK – see http://www.peoplesmosquito.org.uk/.  Alan will be bringing various artefacts and plans with him on what promises to be an interesting and informative day and will speak to visitors about the project, during the day.In the morning, we plan to host a visit by Frank Damerell, an RAF Navigator who flew Mosquito missions from Amiens in France with 410 Squadron, in 1944-5.                                                                                                                                    Frank is also due to be interviewed about his WWII missions, by Radio Solent this week, with the intention to broadcast the interview before our Open Day.  So, if you want to meet and talk with a WWII Veteran flier, at the Museum on Sunday, this is your chance.                                                                                           Open Days at the Museum in Mosquito Way, Derritt Lane, Bransgore BH23 8AU run from 1000 to 1600 hrs. Admission is by donation: £5  for adults, £2 for 10-16 year olds, ‘Under 10s’ are free. FONFA Members and Service Veterans (on production of their Membership card or Service ID) are free. There is plenty of parking space at the Museum and light refreshments are available. A map can be found on the ‘How to Find Us’ section of the website.  Below is a photograph of Royal Canadian Air Force Group Captain Russ Bannock, OOnt. DSO, DFC and his Navigator, Flying Officer Robert Bruce, under the nose of their Mosquito FB VI, who flew with 418 Squadron from Holmsley South airfield in WWII..

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