Mosquito re-assembly begins

Re-assembly of Tony Agar’s de Havilland Mosquito NFII, HJ711, got under way at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby over the weekend of 26-27 August, following its arrival from Elvington (see News, September Aeroplane). Valuable assistance came from a team visiting from the de Havilland Aircraft Museum at Salisbury Hall, including Mosquito FBVI TA122 restoration project leader Bob Glasby, Philip Birtles and Ian Thirsk. Leading the East Kirkby contingent was Keith Brenchley, chief engineer on the LAHC’s taxiable Avro Lancaster VII, NX611. Tony Agar hopes to have the Mosquito taxiable during the 2018 season.

Mosquito NFII HJ711 following the lowering of the fuselage onto the wing at the end of the day’s work at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre on 27 August. ANDY DAWSON