The People’s Mosquito: Operation Jericho – Update 3

The People’s Mosquito has just announced the latest update in their fundraising campaign, dubbed Operation Jericho, and what these funds have already initiated. They began this campaign just a couple of weeks ago, and have raised more than 20% of the £250,000 budget to complete  both the fuselage moulds for their deHavilland Mosquito project along with money for construction of the fuselage itself. They have added more in the interim, and we thought our readers would enjoy reading their update and consider contributing themselves…

Last week we asked you to help us, and in true Mossie style, you delivered on target! Operation Jericho 2020 continues its successful launch, and in under one month, your fabulous support has delivered over…


We are 20% towards the final objective.
Together we are bringing this iconic aircraft back to UK skies. From all at The People’s Mosquito, thank you for the incredible support.

It has been touching to see many dedications and tributes to your family members associated with the aircraft. From those who built her, to those who serviced and flew the Mosquito. Let us not forget their incredible service.

“In memory of Pickard, Broadley and Ming. 2 heroes and 1 dog”

“In memory of my late Uncle Alan, a navigator on Mosquito’s in the Royal Australian Air Force”

“My Father flew Mosquito’s between 1943-45 with 418 & 45 Squadrons. He was flying FB.VI’s in low-level intruder roles”

As we enter May and mark the Mosquito’s role in Bomber Command’s final operation of the war, it seems appropriate we take time to reflect and remember events 75 years ago, culminating in victory in Europe, VE Day. The Mosquito played a multitude of vital roles towards bringing the conflict to an end. As we approach the 75th anniversary of VE-Day it remains an honour to salute all those associated with the service of this remarkable aircraft.

Lest We Forget

Help us to hit the next target of £75,000 by the May 25th Spring Bank Holiday.
We felt the number 75 appropriate on this special anniversary.


If you prefer to regularly donate to the project or to save towards a high-value reward package in the campaign you can read all the detail on our Regular Donations page here

Please also email us at to inform us your regular donation is set up

Expanding public awareness is crucial for this exciting project to hit our targets and for you to see RL249 return to the skies. help us to accelerate progress faster please spread the word about The People’s Mosquito and share this campaign via email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. 


Funds donated to date are already making a difference. This week Retrotec took delivery of a fresh batch of Jelutong wood and the team is preparing to add further infills. Despite the lockdown, Retrotec engineers are working safely and ensuring your funds are put to good use!

The arrival of more Jelutong wood at Retrotec which is being fashioned, as we speak, to help form the fuselage moulds for the People’s Mosquito. One of the two mould halves is visible to the right, part way through its construction. Eagle-eyed readers will also note the fuselage of a Messerschmitt Bf 109 sitting to the left of the image. This is the famous Battle of Britain veteran Bf 109E-1 which was rediscovered in a storage yard behind a technical college in Hyderabad, India back in the late 1990s. The red wings are believed to belong to an ultra-rare Yak-1 fighter. (image via The People’s Mosquito)



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